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On 08/08/21 at approximately 2:23 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers heard gunshots being fired in the area of the 600 block of South Illinois Avenue. Officers saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed northbound from the area traveling to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Officers met with the occupants of the vehicle who claimed unknown persons started shooting at them. A black male adult in the car had sustained one nonlife-threatening injury from a gunshot. He was treated and released. The investigation revealed two groups of people exchanged gun fire causing injury to one of the members of the groups. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!