Crime

Police investigate early morning shooting in Cahokia that sent victim to the hospital

St. Clair County sees homicides increase in 2018

Homicides increased in St. Clair County in 2018 despite a decrease in homicides in East St. Louis.
Up Next
Homicides increased in St. Clair County in 2018 despite a decrease in homicides in East St. Louis.

Police are investigating after a man was shot early Monday morning on Doris Avenue in Cahokia.

Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Doris Avenue to investigate a report of a shooting at 1:15 a.m. Police located multiple shell casings at the scene.

When police arrived on scene , they found a man with a bullet wounds. He is believed to about 20 years old, Cahokia Police Lt. Ben Callahan said. He was taken to St. Louis University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Callahan said the victim was treated and released from the hospital.

Callahan said police do not know a motive for the shooting and they have not identified the gunman. He said police continue to investigating the shooting.

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.


Support my work with a digital subscription

SUBSCRIBE TODAY
  Comments