Boy Shot While Sleeping in Festus

(Festus, MO) A 10 year old Jefferson County boy is recovering after he was shot while asleep in his bed in a Festus Mobile Home park. The incident occurred just after Midnight Thursday morning in the 100 block of Lilac Drive in the Westowne Parc Mobile Home Court, which is located near the intersection of I55 and Highway A. That's where an unknown assailant appears to have intentionally fired shots into the home. The boy was hit in the hand. His injuries are described as non life threatening. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. A neighbors' doorbell camera caught an image of a man in the area around the time of the shooting. If you have any information, you are urged to contact the Festus Police Department.