Belleville man shot outside club; police investigating

East St. Louis police were called to a shooting in the parking lot of Club Candyland early Tuesday morning.

Officers arrived to find a man had been shot in the leg, East St. Louis Detective Sgt. Gilda Johnson said. While officers are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation, Johnson confirmed a 45-year-old suspect had been arrested.

Johnson said when police arrived at Club Candyland, a bar and grill located at 16th and State streets, they found a 30-year-old man from Belleville shot. The person they arrested is from Cahokia.

The Belleville man was taken to a local hospital but his medical condition was not immediately available Tuesday morning.

Johnson did not comment on whether officers knew of a motive in the shooting.

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Carolyn P. Smith: 618-239-2503, @carolynhendri18