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West Frankfort Police Release Homicide Victim’s Identity

WEST FRANKFORT – West Frankfort Police Monday released the identity of the victim in Friday night’s homicide on South Skelton Street.

According to West Frankfort Police Chief John Prudent, it’s 53-year-old Gary L. Gould of Herrin.

Chief Prudent says around 9:07 p.m., the police department received a 911 call reporting that Gould had been shot in the 700 block of South Skelton Street.

When officers arrived they found that Gould had been shot several times. West Frankfort Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and took Gould to Herrin Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

ISP Crime Scene Services processed the scene of the shooting. The Williamson County Coroner took Gould’s body from Herrin Hospital to the Williamson County Morgue. An autopsy was performed at the morgue on Saturday.

Police continue to investigate this homicide. Anyone with information should call West Frankfort Police at 937-3502.