A 14-year-old girl was shot in the hand by an angry motorist after she crashed her mother’s car into his vehicle in St. Louis, Missouri, at around 8pm on Sunday.
The teen had reportedly stolen her mom’s car on Mother’s Day and was joyriding around the city’s Walnut Park East neighborhood when she got into the collision.
The girl jumped out of the car and tried to run from the scene.
But the driver of the vehicle she had crashed into pursued and fired shots at her, police said.
The teenager hid for safety near Thekla and Oriole avenues until law enforcement officers arrived.
Authorities found the girl bleeding from a gunshot wound to the hand.
She was taken to hospital, where she was listed as stable.
Police are investigating the incident.
They do not know the identity of the shooter and do not have a description of their car.
Crime rates are high in the Walnut Park East area, with six homicides recorded last year in police data compiled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.