Two men were fatally shot while they were sitting in a vehicle in the 2500 block of Ridge Avenue shortly after midnight Wednesday.
The victims were identified as Isaac Monigan, 19, of East St. Louis and Robert Burrow, 20, also of East St. Louis.
Authorities said the victims were in a vehicle that was carjacked.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said police arrived on scene at 12:32 a.m. and found Monigan and Burrow inside an SUV. They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Floore.
“The vehicle the victims were inside of had been carjacked earlier in East St. Louis,” Floore said. “We do not have any suspects or a motive at this time.”
These two homicides bring the city’s total homicide count for the year to 10. East St. Louis Police Department and Illinois State Police are jointly investigating the double homicide.
Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the East St. Louis Police Department at 482-6767, Illinois State Police at 346-3990 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-8477. Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line that pays up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Contact reporter Carolyn P. Smith at 618-239-2503.