1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting in Williamson County

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – One person is in custody after a deadly shooting in Williamson County late Wednesday night.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired within a home in southern rural Williamson County on Wednesday June 29 about 10:50 p.m.

When deputies arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

Lake of Egypt Ambulance responded to treat the victim who was pronounced dead by medical control.

A person of interest was taken into custody.

The names of the victim and person of interest have not been released.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Williamson County Major Case Squad, and the Illinois State Police are investigating.

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