Police confirm 6 people shot in East St. Louis Thursday afternoon

Illinois

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – District 11 troopers were in the area of Martin Luther King Drive at North 6th Street where multiple people were shot in East St. Louis Thursday afternoon.

Police have confirmed that six victims sustain gunshot wounds and all were transported to area hospitals. One victim was a juvenile who was transported to a hospital by the Illinois State Police Safety Enforcement Group.

The conditions of the victims are unknown at this time. Police are searching for possibly six suspects involved in the shooting.

The Illinois State Police said, “the situation is rapidly evolving,” and warned people to avoid the area.

A vehicle collided with a MetroLink train in East St. Louis while trying to leave a shooting scene, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Eyewitnesses said they heard multiple shots fired around 4 p.m. outside East Side Meat Market.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFOX was over the scene. Authorities have asked all on-scene media to relocate to the East St. Louis District 189 school building at 1005 State Street for safety.

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