One teenager remains in critical condition after being a shot in Carlinville this weekend.
According to a press release from the Carlinville Police Department, two teenagers were hospitalized as a result of the incident that occurred at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Macoupin County 911 received a call from 33-year-old Joy Hart of Carlinville at around that time, saying that her husband, 43-year-old Jason Hart, was standing near two white males who were on the ground.
WLDS-WEAI News spoke with Carlinville Police Chief David Haley, who says one shot, allegedly fired by Jason Hart, struck both teenagers.
“Basically, they were at the residence, they did not break into the residence, which is why we’re still investigating that part there. We’re trying to determine what led up to the shot being fired, it was one round being fired, and somehow that round got splintered and that one round is what struck both boys,” says Haley.
While one teenager remains in critical condition at St. John’s Hospital, the other teen was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. According to Haley, Carlinville Police have interviewed the teen who was released, but are still waiting to speak with the hospitalized teen.
Haley says Jason Hart was officially charged yesterday afternoon with aggravated battery with a firearm and is being held at the Macoupin County jail on $250,000 bond.
Since the victims are juveniles, the Carlinville Police are not releasing their names or information regarding where they are from at this time.