A woman is trying to kill random strangers for no reason in St. Paul, police say.
Authorities need help identifying a woman who has “twice randomly shot at vehicles. No road rage. No prior interaction with the other drivers. No apparent reason for the violence. Just seemingly random gunfire.”
If you recognize the woman in the photograph above, police ask that you call 651-266-5650 immediately to speak with the St. Paul homicide unit.
The first time she opened fire on a random person was in the Maplewood suburb on July 1. She shot from a white BMW X3 and into another car. Her bullet “narrowly [missed] a child” before striking the driver in the head, police report.
The second time she shot at random people was in St. Paul on Oct. 19 when she set her sights on a woman who had two children in her car. The suspect’s rounds struck the victim’s windshield but thankfully missed both the victim and the two children.
St. Paul recently broke its all-time homicide record of 34 which has stood since 1992. On Dec. 2, a man named Brian Kjellberg allegedly stabbed another man named Arnell Stewart in the heart with a sharpened metal pole over a parking dispute. Stewart died of blood loss in the hospital, becoming the city’s 35th homicide this year.
Minneapolis broke last year’s homicide record on Nov. 8 when a man described as a “known psychopathic sexually dangerous predator” worked with a female accomplice to lure a pregnant woman to their trailer home, beat her to death and burn the trailer with her body — and the body of her unborn child — still inside. The woman and her child were the city’s 85th and 86th homicide.