Police: Woman shot during downtown Raleigh New Year's celebration

RALEIGH, N.C. — Police in North Carolina are trying to figure out who fired a shot that hit a woman during a New Year's celebration in downtown Raleigh.

Police said in a statement Tuesday that the shooting happened just minutes after midnight amid the celebration. Police say 22-year-old Kaitlyn Kong was hit near the intersection of Fayetteville and Davie streets.

She was taken to a hospital with injuries that police say are not thought to be life-threatening.

The News & Observer reports that Capt. Bill McGregor says the bullet came down from above and hit Kong on the top of her chest, then lodged in her abdomen.

McGregor says with all the police that were in the area, it's unlikely the shot was fired there.

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