Police seek help identifying woman who allegedly shot at vehicles in Maplewood, St. Paul

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who has allegedly shot at vehicles in St. Paul and Maplewood.

Thursday, St. Paul police reported the incidents were not the result of road rage or previous interaction with other drivers.

"No apparent reason for the violence," police said in a statement. "Just seemingly random gunfire."

Police said the first incident was reported July 1 in Maplewood. The woman was in the area of Beam Avenue and Highway 61, driving a white BMW X3, when she reportedly pulled out a gun and fired at another vehicle.

The bullet went through the rear passenger window, missing a 4-year-old child inside and passing through the driver’s headrest before entering the driver’s head, police said. The driver was not seriously hurt, police said.

The second incident happened Oct. 19 at the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Marshall Avenue. A driver was traveling south on Marion Street when the woman, again in the white BMW X3, pulled up next to the driver, started shouting, and shot at the vehicle.

Police said the bullets hit the windshield and missed the driver and her two children inside the vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 651-266-5650.