(USA TODAY) - Gunmen shot a Kansas City couple looking to buy their teenage son a car listed on Craigslist, then robbed them of $3,000, police say.
The 53-year-old father suffered four wounds to his chest, stomach and legs when he tried to shield his wife after two men pulled guns about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. One bullet shattered his 55-year-old wife's upper-right arm, KCTV reported.
Their 16-year-old son witnessed the attack but as not hurt. The family was not identified.
Police said that after the father and son finished test driving a 2007 Hyundai Sonata with a third suspect, the gunmen appeared and demanded money. They opened fire when the father stepped in front of his wife, then grabbed her purse and fled. Police later found the abandoned Hyundai and purse, minus the cash.
Some news accounts said the robbers stole the family's vehicle, which was not identified.
Police say the shooting may be connected to an armed robbery hours earlier of a man answering a Craigslist ad for an Xbox, the Kansas City Star reported.