Teenagers shot in Macoupin County

By Ryne Turke on November 8, 2016 at 5:41am

A pair of teenage boys are still in the hospital after being shot this weekend in Carlinville.

In a press release from the Carlinville Police Department, Macoupin County 911 received a call from 33-year-old Joy Hart of Carlinville at around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Hart said her husband had someone at gun point near a fence in the 500 block of Johnson Street.

Once officers arrived, 43-year-old Jason Hart of Carlinville was located, standing near two white males who were on the ground.

Upon further investigation one of the males had been shot and first aid was applied.

Additional officers began searching the area and a second white male was located with a gunshot wound. A total of four juveniles were located, two were transported to Carlinville Area Hospital and were later transferred to St. John’s and Memorial hospitals in Springfield.

Based on initial investigations, Jason Hart was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and is being held in the Macoupin County Jail.

Law enforcement wouldn’t confirm where the teenagers were from. We hope to have those details in more this afternoon.