Crime

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at East St. Louis home

A 49-year-old man is dead and a 29-year-old man is in the hospital after a shooting Friday evening.

The shooting occurred on the front porch of a house in the 1300 block of St. Louis Avenue, East St. Louis police Chief Jerry Simon said.

The 29-year-old was taken to Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Police did not have information about his condition as of Friday evening.

Police said a family disturbance had been reported at about 5 p.m. Friday. Police did not know whether the two men were the only people involved in the shooting.

The shooting is being investigated jointly by East St. Louis police and Illinois State Police, Simon said.

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