Crime

Man shot to death in East St. Louis

An unidentified man was shot to death early Monday morning on 53rd Street in East St. Louis.

Police have not identified any suspects and have no motive for the shooting, East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Hubbard said. East St. Louis and Illinois State Police are jointly working the investigation. Illinois State Police Sgt. Matt Weller identified the victim as Vincent L. Farley, 35, of East St. Louis.

Farley was a passenger in a van that was traveling in the area of 53rd and State streets. Another vehicle pulled alongside the van and shot multiple times into the van. Farley was hit by the bullets and killed, Weller said.

He said a police investigation is continuing.

This is the eighth homicide recorded for East St. Louis in 2017.

Anyone with any information should call East St. Louis police at 482-6700 or Illinois State Police at 346-3990.

Carolyn P. Smith: 618-239-2503

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