Man shot multiple times in East St. Louis; police investigating

Editor’s note: This story has been changed to reflect that the man survived the shooting.

A 42-year-old man was shot multiple times Tuesday night in East St. Louis.

East St. Louis Housing Authority Public Safety Chief, Cortez Slack, said his officers received a call at 10:05 p.m. in reference to a man who had been shot. When they responded to Samuel Gompers Homes, 450 N. Sixth St., they found a man by building 20 with multiple gunshots to both legs.

There were no witnesses there when officers arrived and the man was not a resident of the housing complex.

East St. Louis Lt. Donald Watson said the man was taken to a hospital in St. Louis but his condition was unknown Wednesday afternoon.

Police are working to identify a suspect and continue to investigate the shooting, Watson said.

Illinois State Police crime scene technicians were called to process evidence at the scene.

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