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SIU Student Killed in Weekend Shooting in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A homicide investigation is underway in Carbondale.

According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the 500 block of West Cherry Street in response to shots fired at a home where a party was taking place early Sunday morning. SIU students and non-students attended the party.

Officers found a gunshot victim and attempted life resuscitation measures. The victim was later pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

While officers were at the hospital, three other victims came into the emergency department on their own from the same location with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The deceased victim is a SIU student and is not being identified until family members are notified. The other victims are also not being identified at this time and they are not associated with SIU.  

There is not any suspect information to provide at this point in the investigation. The SIU Police Department is assisting with the investigation.  

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who attended the party should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS.