Aggravated Battery with Firearm Investigation
On 04-11-21, at approximately 2:45 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 300 block of West Cherry Street. Officers found 3 gunshot victims in the area of a vacant residence where a party was taking place. All three went to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Two of the victims were treated and released with non-life threatening injuries and a third victim has serious injuries. All of the injuries are results of gunshot wounds.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers recognized that one of the victims sustained serious or life-threatening injuries and immediately requested an ambulance to the scene. Officers were informed that ambulance arrival would be delayed due to their assignment to other emergency calls. The officers on-scene then identified a pickup truck at the residence and were able to verify the owner who was at the scene. Officers requested to utilize the vehicle to transport the victim to the emergency room; the vehicle owner cooperated with officers who then drove the victim to Memorial Hospital.
There is no suspect information to provide at this time. The investigation is currently active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.
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!