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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Aggravated Battery – Firearm Investigation

On 07/19/21 at approximately 5:50 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in reference to a report of victim who arrived at the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  The victim reported walking near the intersection of North Pierce Street and East Burke Street and heard shots being fired somewhere in the area.  The victim reported being struck by the gunfire and ran to the hospital for treatment.  The victim did not indicate if they were an intended target or not.  No other injuries or damage to property was reported as a result of the incident.  There is not any suspect information to release at this time.   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!


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