The 19th year of the 3rd millennium began with revelry, reverence and an almost immediate succession of gun violence.
HuffPost collected multiple reports from across the U.S. about fatal shootings that occurred Tuesday as Father Time passed on his duties to the Baby New Year. It is by no means a comprehensive list. It’s a snapshot of violence and a reminder that despite the touting of political agendas heavy on combating gun violence, bullets continue to spill blood and claim lives.
The City of Brotherly Love recorded its first homicide of 2019 about 12 minutes after midnight.
No suspects in the case have been named. Police said they are reviewing surveillance videos for possible leads.
The city had 351 homicides in 2018 — the most since 2007, Philadelphia’s WPVI-TV reported.
Authorities have not released any additional information.
A dispute involving three men reportedly resulted in a fatal shooting and a hit and run around 12:30 a.m.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
The most populous city in North Carolina made it approximately three hours into the New Year before recording its first homicide.
Authorities have not yet identified the victim or named a suspect in the shooting.
Milwaukee police said a 37-year-old man was fatally shot near North 5th Street and West Keefe Avenue. Two other gunshot victims — a 40-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman — were later dropped off at an area hospital. Both are hospitalized in critical condition, police said.
Authorities suspect the three shootings are connected. They are searching for a man wearing dark clothing, Milwaukee’s WISN-TV reported.
Louisville’s first known homicide of the year happened around 3:15 a.m. in the city’s Parkland neighborhood.
The victim was pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital. No suspects have been named in connection with the shooting.
A double shooting at about 5 a.m. resulted in the death of one person and the wounding of another.
Authorities discovered the victims after they were dispatched to investigate a reported shooting on Stout Street in northeastern Rochester. The victims have been identified as a man and a woman.
The circumstances of the shootings are under investigation.
No additional details were available.
Police said the suspected shooter is a male. No additional information was released.