ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Five people were killed during a violent start to 2020 in the City of St. Louis.
The first shooting happened nine minutes after the year started in the 4900 block of Lotus. According to police, a man in his teens was shot in the thigh at the location and taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Ten minutes later, police were called to a shooting with multiple victims in the area of South Jefferson and Crittenden. Three shooting victims were pronounced dead at the scene and two others were taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The deceased were later identified as Shemar Carnell, 24, Karmah Richmond, 23, and Deandre Davis, 21. According to police, three guns were found during the investigation.
The third shooting of the night happened just before 2 a.m. in the 3400 block of Wyoming. According to police, a man in his early 20s was shot in the leg while at a party. He was taken to the hospital and listed in critical, stable condition.
Another shooting occurred about 40 minutes later in the 5400 block of Genevieve. Police said 39-year-old Thomas Wherry was pronounced dead at the scene and a second shooting victim was taken to the hospital.
The fifth shooting occurred around 11 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Euclid. According to police, Darrell Smith, 36, was found fatally shot in the street.
The final shooting of the day occurred around 8 p.m. at the Crown Food Mart gas station at Natural Bridge and Union. Police said the victim was taken to the hospital and listed in critical, unstable condition.
Police said on New Year's Day 2019, there were no homicides in the City of St. Louis.
Police have not released additional information on any of the shootings. Anyone with information is urged to contact police or CrimeStoppers.