Man shot on parking lot of health care center in East St. Louis

News-DemcoratFebruary 16, 2014 


An unidentified man was shot while he was on the parking lot of the Nathan Health Care Center early Sunday morning.

Police Chief Michael Floore said the shooting is still under investigation. He said a call came into the Police Department at 3:30 a.m. reporting that a man had been shot and he was down.

Officers went to Nathan, an assisted living center located at 5050 Summit Ave. in East St. Louis, and learned that a man had been standing outside on the parking lot talking to his girlfriend when an unknown person drove up and opened fire, striking the victim.

"He then fled from the scene in the female's car," Floore said.

Floore said police are looking for the suspect for aggravated battery and stealing a vehicle.

The vehicle that police are looking for is a gold 2003 Chevrolet Malibu with license plate number R84 8762 on it. Police said the vehicle had two males, who they believe were armed, inside the vehicle.

The female was not shot, Floore said.

A medical update on the male victim was not immediately available.

Floore said police have not established a motive for the shooting, but he is urging the public to call the Police Department if anyone knows anything about this shooting (482-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).

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