The third person was shot around 1:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Hill Street, police said. The victim and several other people were outside firing guns in the air when someone accidentally shot the victim, according to authorities.
The victim was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle. Police said the victim declined to pursue prosecution due to it being accidental.
Police had warned against celebratory gunfire during the New Year’s festivities. The department also said it was increasing security measures, which included banning guns and utilizing air and drone units.
“No. 1, it’s illegal and it’s extremely dangerous,” police Maj. Gary Harper said during a public safety briefing Thursday. “Often the people who are affected by the celebratory gunfire have nothing to do with the event at all. Bullets just travel where they’re gonna go.”
Police did not say if they had identified the origin of the first two shootings.
— Staff writer Alexis Stevens contributed to this article.