Man, woman, children escape fiery crash after shooting

January 24, 2022 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man, woman and two children managed to escape a fire that engulfed their car early Monday morning after the man and woman were shot inside the vehicle and subsequently crashed in north St. Louis, police said.

The events unfolded around 1:30 a.m. Monday, when someone opened fire on the car, television station KMOV reported. Police said the woman was shot in the head and the man was shot in the arm.

The driver then lost control of the car and crashed into a tree.

Everyone managed to get out of the car as flames erupted from it, police said. The man and woman were taken to a hospital for their gunshot injuries.