A 22-year-old woman and her two armed "guards" held her ex-boyfriend and his two friends hostage, cutting their throats with knives and shooting a victim who tried to escape, according to police.
St. Louis police are still looking for the woman and her two goons, whose identities are still unknown.
Here's how police say this crazy attack went down.
The woman and her backup gunmen burst into a home on the 4400 block of Michigan Avenue in south city at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday and immediately held the three people inside -- including the woman's 26-year-old ex-boyfriend, a 24-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman -- hostage at gunpoint.
The knife-wielding attackers started cutting the victims, leaving all three with slashes on their throats.
The two male victims tried to escape. The ex-boyfriend jumped out of a window, but his friend wasn't so lucky. While trying to run out the front door, the attackers chased and shot at him, striking him in the stomach before fleeing the scene.
The three victims, including the man who was shot, were listed in stable condition at the hospital, police said.
Coincidentally, police are also searching for another slash-happy criminal after a woman cut her 29-year-old neighbor in the face during an argument over neighborhood gossip just twenty minutes earlier in the 3900 block of Hereford Street.
Here are the full reports from police:
Incident: Assault 1st (Cutting) (Shooting)
Location: 4400 block of Michigan
Date/Time: 5/20/14 @ 01:20
Victim #1: 25-year old black female
Victim #2: 24-year old black male
Victim #3: 26-year old black male
Suspect #1: 22-year old black female
Suspect #2: Unknown black male
Suspect #3: Unknown black male
The victims reported that they were inside the above residence when Suspect #1, who is the ex-girlfriend of Victim #3, barged into the residence with Suspect #2 and Suspect #3. Suspects #2 and #3, who were armed with guns, held all three victims at gunpoint, while Suspect #1 began cutting the victims with a knife. The suspects then proceeded to cut the victims. Each of the three victims suffered slashes to their throat. Victim #3 fled the residence out a window. Victim #2 attempted to flee the residence out the front door, but the suspects chased and fired gunshots at him, striking him in the stomach. The suspects then fled the scene. All three victims were conveyed to a hospital and listed as stable. Suspect #1 was placed as "wanted" and Suspect #2 and #3 remain unknown. The investigation is ongoing.
Incident: Assault 1st (Cutting)
Location: 3900 block of Hereford
Date/Time: 5/20/14 @ 01:00
Victim: 29-year old white female
Suspect: Black female, 30s, 5'2", small build, wearing blue jeans
The victim reported she was standing outside her apartment building when the suspect, who is known to her, walked up and the two began arguing over neighborhood gossip. The argument then turned physical and during the struggle, the suspect produced a small pocket knife and cut the victim's face. The suspect fled the scene south on Hereford across Chippewa. The victim was conveyed to a hospital to be treated for a cut to the face and was listed as stable. The investigation is ongoing.
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