A 38-year-old Kansas City, Missouri mother of four was killed when she was hit by a stray bullet inside her townhouse. Helen Ragan was at home with her husband and four sons when the shooting happened. She was talking with her husband when the bullet struck her. Bullets also went through the next-door neighbor's town house.
Police believe there was gunfire on the street in front of the townhouses and that Ragan was not the intended target. They said either there had been a gun battle in the street or someone had been shooting at the building or someone else inside.