EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Illinois State Police say four people have been arrested in connection with a shooting of a student from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). The shooting happened Thursday night just after 9:30 p.m. near Interstate 270 and Route 157.
The male nursing student was in the passenger seat coming back from dinner when he was struck. He is critical condition at this time.
Illinois State Police say they found an abandoned vehicle on the ramp from Route 157 to I-270. Witnesses told police they saw people running into the woods.
Glen Carbon Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and Illinois State Police searched the area. A canine unit and air support were all called in to help.
Police found all four suspects overnight.
A university spokesperson confirmed a student had been shot and reiterated the shooting occurred off-campus.