East St Louis shooting – Three arrested after seven people including a child shot down and hospitalized in Illinois
10th September 2021

A MASS shooting has left seven people, including a six-year-old child, hospitalized in Illinois.

The incident happened in East St. Louis on Thursday afternoon, police said. 


Three people have been arrested following an early morning raid on a home.

A car said to be involved in the shooting was also hit by a MetroLink train.

Ten people from the train suffered minor injuries.

The wounded were taken to area hospitals following the shooting, according to Illinois State Police.

Details on their conditions weren’t released.

Three suspects were taken into custody about 2:30 a.m. Friday in a basement, KMOV-TV and KSDK-TV reported.

They had reportedly tried to out-run a MetroLink train Thursday at a nearby crossing and their vehicle was struck, and then they continued to flee.

East St. Louis Police Chief Kendall Perry earlier had said that “multiple people” were shot outside the East Side Meat Market.

Police in East St. Louis, which is located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, were investigating along with Illinois State Police.

Following the shooting, there were MetroLink delays and authorities urged people to stay away from the area.

Passengers were being transported by bus shuttles around the two affected stations, said Patti Beck, a communications official with Bi-State Development, which operates MetroLink.


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