Four people wounded by stray New Year’s gunfire in St. Louis


ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police received 736 reports of gunshots across the city as people celebrated the New Year and at least four people were wounded by stray bullets.

The number of shootings reported between 5 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday increased this year over previous years.

Last year, police received 542 such reports between 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 2 a.m. New Year’s Day. In 2019, there were 544 calls for shots fired during the same period.

Police said a 14-year-old girl, a 39-year-old man, a 15-year-old girl, and a 41-year-old man were injured by gunfire in three separate incidents across the city.

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