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Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

Apr 11, 2014 -- 11:59am

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). 

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