But things aren't well in the big city either--an army veteran shot shot after a baseball game in what is considered a safe area.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A Cardinals fan shot and possibly paralyzed after he left Busch Stadium last weekend has police and the mayor promising to keep downtown safe as October baseball looms once again in St. Louis.
Christopher S. Sanna, 43, of House Springs, remained hospitalized Monday. Doctors told his family Sunday night that his spinal cord cannot be surgically repaired because of the damage from a bullet. They hold on to hope that his spine may recover to some degree on its own, though doctors say he will likely never walk again.
"They said it was shattered, and no surgery could repair it," said his mother, Candis Sanna. “They said he could eventually get a little feeling back, but there was no hope for him to walk. It’s horrible.”
It is the latest robbery in St. Louis in which the victim was shot even after complying with a robber’s demands.