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Cahokia man found shot to death in the street

A 24-year-old Cahokia man was shot to death late Friday night.

No one had been arrested as of Saturday morning, and the motive for the shooting was unclear, police said.

The body of the man, Diondre Shanklin, of Cahokia, was found by police in the street outside 43 St. Ambrose Dr., said St. Clair County Sheriff’s Capt. Bruce W. Fleshren. Shanklin lived at 206 East Adams Drive in Cahokia.

Shanklin was pronounced dead by the St. Clair County Coroner’s office at 12:21 a.m., Coroner Calvin Dye said. He suffered a gunshot to the neck area, Dye said.

The shooting happened about 11:15 p.m.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated about 3 a.m., said Fleshren, who is serving as the commander of the squad. He asked that anyone with information call the Major Case Squad at 618-332-4259.

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