Four people, including a 12-year-old boy, were shot in the first five hours of 2019 in Chicago, according to police.
The first shooting of the New Year happened just minutes after midnight, when a 12-year-old boy looking out of a second floor window in the 6500 block of South Union was shot in the left hand.
The boy was taken to St. Bernard’s Hospital where he was treated and released, police said.
Less than two hours later, a 35-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 0-100 block of South Leamington was shot in the left foot. Police said the man was taken to Loretto Hospital in stable condition and two people possibly connected to the shooting were in custody. Area North detectives were investigating.
Around 3:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot while walking on a sidewalk in the 8500 block of South King Drive, police said. The man was shot when someone in a black sedan opened fire, according to authorities. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the back and right leg. No one was in custody as of Tuesday morning, police said.
A little over an hour later, police said a 29-year-old woman sitting in a parked vehicle in the 7400 block of South State Street was shot when someone in a white sedan opened fire. The woman was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in stable condition with wounds to the right hip, police said. Area Central Detectives were investigating.