One man died and another suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in Carbondale late Thursday night.
Carbondale Police were called to a Wall and Mill streets in the southeastern part of the city at about 11:30 Thursday night for a shooting. They were flagged down by people who led police to a gunshot victim, said Sgt. Guy Draper of the Carbondale Police Department. That man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
At about the same time, another man was found, shot, who had been in a car crash. Draper said initially the police considered it two separate shootings but now believe they are connected. The man who was in the car crash had surgery at a Carbondale hospital and was later taken to a St. Louis hospital with life-threatening injuries, Draper said.
At least two people were in the other vehicle in the crash; one was taken to a hospital for "minor complaints," Draper said, and the other declined medical treatment. Police did not say how many people were in the vehicle with the gunshot victim.
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Police were not yet releasing the identities of the people who were shot. The investigation was ongoing and police are not providing more details on Friday morning.