Traffic updates: Rush Hour in St. Louis

One dead, one wounded in East St. Louis shooting

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)-One man is dead another wounded in a shooting in East St. Louis Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to a call for multiple shots fired at a residence at about 1:30pm.

When police officers arrived at the house in the 800 block of 79th Street they found three people inside. One man was shot and killed, another wounded. The wounded man was taken to a hospital. His condition was not known.

Names and ages of the victims are not being released.   Police say they don't know a motive for the shootings but they are questioning a number of people.

Police believe one of the men in the house at the time of the shooting rents the home. Officers were waiting for the homeowner to arrive at the scene to gather more information.

Police would not say if they recovered a weapon inside the home. Investigators would only say they are collecting evidence. Illinois State Police are assisting East St. Louis police in the investigation.

7 comments

  • St. Tann

    This is how the fucking news try to brain wash you. With nothing but negative gun stories. They need to show people that shot criminals. Even if it ends in death. Fuck all nothing but this negative shit.

    • rose

      ST. TANN- I doubt very much if the NRA would want to use you as a spokesperson to promote their agenda, besides your vulgar vocabulary, you are a devil worshiper. Who cares what you think.

  • Precious

    Murders happen all over the world but it seems like the News make it a point to make sure they cover every gun shooting in ESTL. However, Harvards graduates, and Back-To-School events never get any airtime. Smh, the News systemically conditions people perceptions of EVERYTHING (city, states, drugs, culture, and etc.)

    • rose

      Yes, it really would be nice to know where a Harvard Graduate goes to apply for a job in this area, and how he does in his interview, Precoius, I’ll bet the ratings would climb tremendously. We don’t need to know anything else going on in the area. We already know when to “duck”.

Comments are closed.