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Man shot in leg outside Roosevelt Homes; police investigating

Violent and property crime stats for Illinois

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 19-year-ld man was shot in the leg Wednesday night near Building One in the East St. Louis Roosevelt Homes.

Police were dispatched to the Roosevelt Home, located at 1428 N. 44th St,. at 7:02 p.m. in reference to the shooting, East St. Louis Police Chief Jerry Simon said.

Police have not identified the shooter and did not recover a weapon, according to Simon.

Simon said the man who was shot told police he has not had any disputes with anyone and doesn’t know who shot him.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his wound.

Anyone with any information on the shooting is asked to call East St. Louis Police at 618-482-6767.

Carolyn P. Smith has worked for the Belleville News-Democrat for 18 years and currently covers breaking news in the Metro-East. She graduated from the Journalism School at the University of Missouri at Columbia and says news is in her DNA.


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