Fairview Heights police were searching Thursday night for a suspect in a shooting near St. Clair Drive, according to a police news release.
As of 10:45 p.m. Thursday, police had not caught the suspect, who is described as a black man between 26 and 28 years old, who is 5-foot-5 with an average build and short hair. He fled from police in a white Dodge car.
Police responded to reports of possible gunshots on South Ruby Lane at 7:20 p.m. and found a person who had been shot. Two suspects had approached the victim, an argument and scuffle broke out, and one of the suspects discharged a weapon, police said.
One of the suspects was taken into custody at the scene, and the other suspect fled. The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.
Anyone with information can contact the Fairview Heights Police Department at 618-489-2100.