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East St. Louis man sitting in car loses argument; passer-by pulls out gun and starts 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.

A 47-year old East St. Louis man was shot multiple times while he sat in his vehicle at 45th and Caseyville Avenue Sunday night.

The victim, who police did not identify, was taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of his wounds. An update on his condition was not immediately available. The shooting took place at approximately 9:15 p.m.

East St. Louis Police Chief Jerry Simon said the victim, who was sitting in his Buick, got into an argument with an unknown man who was walking by on foot. The man on foot started shooting at the victim, striking him multiple times, Simon said.

The victim managed to drive his vehicle to the 4100 block of Caseyville. Police responded to a report of shots fired and found the vehicle, with the victim inside, parked along the curb.

Police are investigating. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is urged to call the police department at 482-6700.

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