8-Year-Old Boy Shows Up To School With A Gunshot Wound

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

An 8-year-old boy showed up at school in St. Louis, Missouri, with a gunshot wound in his leg after his mother confronted armed carjackers.

According to KTVI, the family had left their garage door open and the car running to warm it up before taking their three children to school. The father then saw a man with a gun approaching the home to steal the car, and a struggle ensued. The woman then grabbed a gun from the home and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who remains at large.

The mother was shot in the leg, and no one noticed that the boy’s leg was grazed by a bullet until he got to school. Both the mother and son were taken to a local hospital and are in stable condition. 

The suspect managed to steal the car, but it has since been recovered. Police are now looking for a gold Chevy Malibu believed to be involved in the crime.

Source: KTVI / Image via Becky Stern/Flickr