Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly robbed and shot another man Thursday in Belleville.
According to the victim, he was sitting in his car with other passengers in the 100 block of Highwood Drive when he was approached by a man on foot. The man pointed a firearm into the passenger compartment, so the victim tried to drive away.
The man pulled the trigger, with one bullet striking the victim. The other occupants of the car were not injured.
The suspect fled the scene, and the victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His wounds are not considered life-threatening.
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The victim and witnesses describe the shooter as a black male, short with a stocky build, wearing a hooded sweatshirt over his head.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Belleville Police Department at 618-234-1212 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477