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Man charged in bowling alley shooting

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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.
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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.

A 27-year-old Fairview Heights man has been charged with aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon in connection to a shooting at St. Clair Bowl on Wednesday.

Brett J. Pinion was taken into custody shortly after the 10:48 p.m. shooting where a person suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, O’Fallon Police said.

He was charged on Friday with aggravated battery while discharging a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery in a public place, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Pinion’s bond was set at $150,000, police said.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.


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