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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 05-26-21 at approximately 1:43 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 300 block of South Oakland Avenue regarding reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers learned two unknown suspects fired shots causing damage to a residence in the 300 block of South Oakland Avenue.  The suspects were last seen in a tan vehicle travelling north on South Oakland Avenue heading toward West Walnut Street  no injuries were reported as a result of this incident.  The investigation revealed, this incident is the result of a dispute amongst acquaintances.  The investigation into this incident is 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!


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