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Maplewood police: Suspect in unsolved shooting had a dog in the front passenger seat

The victim was in a car with her 5-year-old son when she was shot.

Maplewood police have released more details about the suspect in an unsolved shooting, saying she may have had a dog in the front passenger seat of her vehicle.

The shooting occurred the afternoon of July 1, near the area of Beam Avenue and Country View Drive, the police department said. The victim had gone to the emergency room with a gunshot wound, and she'd been shot while in the car with her 5-year-old son.

Since then, Maplewood police have been trying to identify the person who pulled the trigger, releasing photos of a suspect vehicle — a white X3 BMW SUV with temporary plates — and asking the public for tips. But two weeks later, the case remains unsolved.

On Tuesday, Maplewood police provided new information, hoping it will generate more leads.

The department described the suspect (the driver in the white BMW SUV) as a black female with curly, dark hair. She also had a dog in the front passenger seat, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact joe.steiner@maplewoodmn.gov, or call 651-249-2608.

The woman who was shot suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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