An unidentified Illinois woman is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered while driving toward Alton late Wednesday afternoon. A member of the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department says the victim was shot near the Clark Bridge as a result of a drug deal that happened moments earlier at one of the gas stations near the intersection of highways 67 and 94 in West Alton.
Captain David Tiefenbrunn tells The Big Z the shooting took place around 5:30pm.
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Tiefenbrunn says the woman drove herself to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries and is cooperating with investigators.