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Shooting victim may be tied to home invasion

Aug 20, 2013 -- 11:53am

An overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital may be related to a reported home invasion in East Cape Girardeau.  A victim was found wounded at a carwash at Themis and Middle streets in Cape Girardeau, after police responded to the scene at about 3:30 Tuesday morning.

Alexander County Sheriff Tim Brown reports that around the same time, their department in Illinois received a report of a home invasion. Three men were allegedly attempting to rob a person at a home in East Cape Girardeau. Brown says the sheriff's department is coordinating with the Cape Girardeau Police Department in an ongoing investigation, and that so far no suspects have been identified and no one is in custody. He also said it remains unclear whether the two incidents are related.

(The Southeast Missourian contributed to this story.)

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