Swansea Police are seeking two suspects in the shooting of a 21-year-old man just south of the Steak-Out restaurant before 9:42 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of N. 17th St.
Police are seeking at least two young men seen riding in a white car in connection with the shooting of the victim, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the arm and leg, according to Mike Arnold, the Swansea Police chief.
“This is not a random act,” Arnold said. “The individual was targeted, because of some activities he was involved in.”
Police have obtained a tentative identification of the first suspect and still trying to identify the second suspect, Arnold said.
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“We’re still pursuing some active leads,” he said about both suspects. “I believe both are black males, but not 100 percent positive on that.”
The gunshot victim was taken to a hospital in Belleville, then to another in St. Louis before being released, Arnold said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Swansea Police at 233-8114.