Metro-East News

Alton woman shot in mouth during domestic dispute

A woman was shot in the mouth in Alton during a domestic dispute Monday afternoon, according to the Alton Telegraph.

Police responded to Yager Avenue and Plainview Terrace in Alton at about 4 p.m. Monday for a shooting, and found a woman who had been shot in the face, according to the Riverbender.

The shooting appeared to be a domestic incident between an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend. The man allegedly shot the woman as they were in two separate cars talking, the Telegraph reported. The woman was conscious as she walked to the stretcher, and her injury wasn’t believed to be life-threatening. She was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital, then flown to a St. Louis hospital.

The man police suspect shot the woman was not in custody late Monday afternoon, the Telegraph reported.