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Two minors taken to hospital following East St. Louis 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.

Two minors were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting in East St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the 1200 block of McCasland Avenue, police told KMOV 4. According to police, the shooting was a result of two groups of juveniles fighting.

Two suspects are in custody, the report said.

East St. Louis Police told the BND more information would be released at a later time.

Hana Muslic has been covering breaking news and crime for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.


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