Alton brothers charged in Venice nightclub shooting

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Vincent and Vontarious Gordon.

Vincent and Vontarious Gordon.

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged two brothers from Alton Friday in connection with a shooting outside a Venice nightclub last month.

Vincent and Vontarious Gordon each face nine counts tied to the shooting.

The shooting occurred June 28 at C&M Lounge, following a physical confrontation between 32-year-old Vincent and a woman inside the club. Vincent allegedly punched the woman in the face, sparking a fight that spilled into the parking lot.

Prosecutors allege that Vontarious, 31, fired into the crowd with a pistol while Vincent opened fire with an assault rifle. Six people were wounded, and the lounge and a vehicle were damaged.

Both are facing six counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, two of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. They remain jailed on $1 million bond.

If convicted, Vincent and Vontarious Gordon face six to 30 years in prison for each aggravated battery charge, four to 15 years for the aggravated discharge, and anywhere from three to seven years for unlawful possession.