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Person shot multiple times outside Belleville apartment building, police say

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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.

One person was treated at a St. Louis hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds Monday night, Belleville police said.

Officers were called to the 3900 block of West Main Street for gunshots, a Facebook post stated on Tuesday afternoon. The Facebook post did not specify what time the shooting occurred.

Police wrote that they found several shell casings near apartment buildings at 3908 W. Main.

Shortly after, Memorial Hospital called police to report they were treating a person who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. That person was then taken to a St. Louis Hospital.

Police have two suspects in custody related to the investigation. As of Wednesday, they had not been identified or charged.

Police were asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Belleville Police at 618-234-1212 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477.

Reporter Mary Cooley follows the crimes and court goings-on in the metro-east; she has a special affinity for the oddities that make life in Southern Illinois interesting. Mary has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and previously worked as a copy editor at newspapers in the Southeast.


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