The Labor Day Weekend started off quietly on the crime front, although whether it was because of the holiday, the rainy weather or just a coincidence remains open for debate.
That all changed in a 24-hour period starting Sunday afternoon, as three shootings in that span sent three people to the hospital with injuries of varying severity.
The first incident happened at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, when a 39-year-old woman was watching TV at her home in the 3900 block of Kennerly Avenue in the Ville. She told police a random bullet hit her in the right arm while she was in an upstairs bedroom. She heard more gunfire after being shot, but fortunately wasn't hit again.
At 3:40 p.m. Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the neck while in the 2400 block of Blair Avenue in Old North St. Louis. Police believe he accidentally shot himself.
Early Monday morning, a 17-year-old man was shot in the elbow. He told police he was exiting his car in the 3200 block of Olive Street in Midtown at 12:45 a.m. when a white Pontiac Grand Prix with out-of-state plates drove by him. Someone in that car opened fire on the man, striking him at least once. He's in stable condition at an area hospital.