July 20, 2014

Brooklyn police seek person of interest in night club shooting

Police are looking for a person of interest who they want to question in connection with a shooting that reportedly occurred near the Pink Slip night club.

The name of the person of interest is not known, Brooklyn Police Chief Tony Tomlinson. However, police have obtained a picture of him found on the Internet. The male person of interest is known to drive a red pick-up truck.

The unidentified victim turned up in the emergency room at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Brooklyn police were notified of the shooting by the Granite City Police Department.

Tomlinson said Brooklyn police received a call around 3 a.m. Sunday about a shooting at the Pink Slip night club. When police arrived on scene, they encountered a mob scene, he said.

"As officers attempted to survey the scene, they received a call from the Granite City Police Department advising officers that a victim was in the emergency room at Gateway Regional," Tomlinson said. "We were advised that the victim was in serious condition and was being airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital."

Tomlinson said Brooklyn police officers located the crime scene and cordoned it off. An Illinois State Police Crime Scene technician was contacted and the scene was processed, he said.

The victim, who was not identified by police, is in his 20's and is from Madison. Tomlinson said he got into a fight at Fourth and Madison streets and unknown suspects started shooting. The victim was struck during the melee in the shoulder and the stomach, but Tomlinson said he is expected to live.

During the course of the police investigation, Tomlinson said a person of interest was developed.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this person is urged to call Brooklyn police at 277-3505; Illinois State Police at 346-3990; or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. CrimeStoppers operates an anonymous tip line that pays up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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