North Carolina man shot to death in East St. Louis

A 47-year-old man from North Carolina was killed early Tuesday, police said.

The victim was identified as Anthony Bush, of Charlotte, N.C. He is the seventh homicide victim this year in the city.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Matt Weller said East St. Louis Police responded to 731 N. 85th St. at 4:50 a.m. after they received a call about a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim dead.

“The victim died from an apparent gunshot wound,” Wells said. It’s unclear why Bush was in East St. Louis.

Police are still investigating the case, Wells said. No motive for the shooting has been established, and police are still searching for the gunman.

“East St. Louis Police investigated this shooting and requested assistance from Illinois State Police. We are working on developing leads,” Wells said.