Man suffers critical wounds in Cahokia shooting

News-DemocratFebruary 8, 2014 

— A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon and taken to an area hospital, where he was in critical condition.

Police have not released the man's name. Cahokia Police Lt. Dennis Plew said the victim was shot multiple times in his upper body.

Plew said the victim was in "very critical condition and investigators are looking for the suspect and are trying to determine a motive for the shooting." Plew said police received a call at 2:15 p.m. from someone reporting that a shooting had occurred in the 30 block of Marilyn Lane in the Cityview subdivision, where the victim lives.

"When officers arrived, they learned the victim had been taken to an area hospital" in a private vehicle, Plew said.

"We are currently canvassing the neighborhood and looking for witnesses," he said.

Anyone with any information on this crime is urged to contact the Cahokia Police Department at 618-337-9505 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).

Contact reporter Carolyn P. Smith at 618-239-2503.

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