BELLEVILLE, Ill. – One person is dead after a shooting Saturday in Belleville, according to the Belleville Police Department. The shooting reportedly happened just a few blocks away from a chili cook-off event.
Police responded to the shooting around noon near First Street and West B Street. When they arrived, they learned the victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
One person of interest is in custody as of 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators have not yet disclosed any suspect information or what might have led up to the shooting.
Police also noted that at this point of the investigation, the shooting is not believed to be connected to the city’s large chili cook-off community event, which is located at the Belleville Public Square.
“Detectives do not believe this incident was in any way related to the Chili Cook-off, nor do police believe anyone at the Cook-off is in immediate danger,” said the Belleville Police Department via Facebook.
Additional details are limited at this time. If you have any information relevant to the investigation, contact Belleville Police at 618-234-1212.