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Two in custody after man shot in face at Swansea MetroLink stop

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office said a man was shot in the face Monday night while he was waiting at the Swansea station.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office said a man was shot in the face Monday night while he was waiting at the Swansea station.

Police said a man was shot in the face Monday night around 8 p.m. as he was waiting at a MetroLink platform at the Swansea station.

Dan Stockett, public information officer for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, said two men were in custody Monday night in connection with the shooting. Stockett said the investigation was still in its early stages and not much information was known. He was unsure of the extent of injuries of the man who was shot. Stockett said police did not know a motive for the shooting. The man who was shot was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Stockett did not know how badly the man was injured.

MetroLink trains were unable to operate between the Memorial Hospital and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink for more than two hours because of the police investigation. Shuttles transported passengers by bus between the Memorial Hospital, Swansea, Belleville, College and Shiloh-Scott Stations. According to a MetroLink news release, train traffic was back to its normal schedule by 10:40 p.m. Monday.

MetroLink passengers traveling outside of that area were not affected.

Don O’Brien: 618-239-2626, @DOBrienBND

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