Woman shot in face near Jefferson Ave SW

SUV at UAB emergency room after suspect fired shot through window, hitting a passenger ( | Bill Castle)

A 21-year-old woman was shot in the face while riding in a car near Jefferson Avenue SW Friday.

Police say it appears that she was riding in the car with her boyfriend, a female friend, and her baby. The victim and boyfriend were arguing, so they pulled over to let the boyfriend out of the car. As they drove away, the boyfriend fired one shot through the back window. The bullet came through the passenger side headrest, hitting the victim in the face.

The woman came to UAB hospital seeking treatment. Her injuries are considered to be life-threatening. The boyfriend is not in custody.

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