CRIME

8-year-old goes to St. Louis school with gunshot wound; mother also shot

Police say an 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home.

The mother was also wounded in the Tuesday morning shooting. Both mother and child are in stable condition.

Officers were called after a male resident was confronted by another man who tried to push his way into the house. The mother got a gun and exchanged shots with the suspect.

She was shot in the leg and a bullet grazed the child's ankle. The suspect stole the family's car. It wasn't clear if he was injured.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a neighbor took the boy to school, unaware he had been shot.