ST. LOUIS, MO. (THECOUNT) — Nine people were shot in the first minutes of the new year in St. Louis, Missouri, four of them fatally, police said Wednesday morning.

Officers say they responded to four different shooting incidents in the first minutes of the new year in the St. Louis area.


Police responded to the 4900 block of Lotus Ave. where a male teenager was shot in the upper leg around 12:09 a.m.

At 12:19 a.m., police responded to the intersection of S. Jefferson Ave. and Crittendon St. in the city’s Benton Park neighborhood, where three people were fatally shot. One other person was shot in the leg.

A red Dodge Charger surrounded by police tape was stopped on Crittendon St. facing west. A dark colored SUV was stopped on a nearby sidewalk.

Just before 2 a.m., police responded to the 3400 block of Wyoming St., southeast of Tower Grove Park. One man in his early 20s was shot in the leg, police said.

At 2:41 a.m., a man was fatally shot in the 5400 block of Genevieve Ave. on the city’s north side. Another man who was conscious and breathing was taken to a St. Louis hospital, police said.

About an hour later, at 3:46 a.m., a woman in the 3000 block of North 25th St. in the St. Louis Place neighborhood suffered a graze wound to her head. She refused medical treatment.

The victims’ ages or genders were not available, reports THV11.


Geo quick facts: St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music – wikipedia.