2 injured in shooting early Sunday in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Two people were shot and received non-life threatening wounds early Sunday morning in Carbondale.

A large crowd gathered in the 200 block of West Main Street on June 5 around 2:57 a.m.

While police were monitoring the crowd, officers heard gunshots and the crowd became unruly, according to the Carbondale Police Department. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Illinois University Police Department responded to assist Carbondale police.

When more officers arrived, they found two people suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The Jackson County Ambulance Service could not initially respond to the scene safely so officers began life saving efforts to the victims and drove the most seriously injured across the street to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment.

The Jackson County Ambulance Service was eventually able to treat the other victim and drove that person to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

There is no suspect information.

The investigation is active and ongoing. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the SIU Police Department are assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. Tipsters can 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).

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