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On 09/05/21 at approximately 7:49 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of the 1300 block of N. Robert Stalls Avenue. Officers learned unknown persons fired gunshots at a house in the area. During the investigation, officers learned a building and three cars were struck by bullets. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., officers were called to the same area again regarding gunshots being fired near the same house. Officers learned unknown males were once again firing at the house and an acquaintance of the resident, who was a concealed carry holder, returned fire. An adult male a few blocks away reported being struck by a bullet. He was treated at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for the non-life threatening wound. There is not any suspect information to provide 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!