St. Paul police investigating after woman in vehicle shot in hip

St. Paul police are investigating a reported shooting early Friday morning.

According to police, officers were called to the area near Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue at about 1:44 a.m. Friday after receiving a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers found a 24-year-old woman with an apparent gunshot wound in her left hip. Investigators said it appeared the woman was a passenger in a vehicle traveling north on Rice Street before turning onto Larpenteur Avenue when she and the driver, who the woman identified as her boyfriend, noticed someone was following them.

Shortly after turning, the driver pulled over to see what the person in the following vehicle wanted, police said. That driver pulled up alongside the first vehicle and fired a round through the door and into the woman’s hip.

The person who fired the round then drove away from the scene, police said. The woman was taken to Regions Hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Police said the incident remains under investigation and that no arrests have yet been made.