Carbondale Police say one person is recovering from a bullet wound sustained in a fight Friday morning. Officers were called to a disturbance in the 500 block of S. Illinois Ave around 12:40 a.m. As officers arrived they encountered around 200 people in the roadway and observed a number of different fights occurring. Officers used pepper spray to quell the disturbance and clear the roadway. Two groups of people fought in a nearby business and that is where the suspect brandished a firearm and fired one round which struck the victim in the abdomen area. The victim was treated at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a light colored shirt. If you have any information about the incident, officers ask that you call Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677).
Return to: Local News Blog