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Belleville police quiet about Tuesday shooting, but release one suspect

Violent and property crime stats for Illinois

According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.
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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

Police were still investigating on Friday a shooting that left one person wounded on Tuesday in Belleville.

Belleville police are releasing few details about the investigation, except to say on a Facebook post that it is a “complex investigation with several individuals involved.”

Police did not respond directly to questions from the News-Democrat.

Two people were taken into custody soon after the shooting early Tuesday morning in the 3900 block of West Main Street. The victim was initially taken to Memorial Hospital in Belleville, but was later taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. Police say the victim is expected to survive.

One person has been released. The other person is still in jail on unrelated warrants, police said.

Reporter Mary Cooley follows the crimes and court goings-on in the metro-east; she has a special affinity for the oddities that make life in Southern Illinois interesting. Mary has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and previously worked as a copy editor at newspapers in the Southeast.
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