East St. Louis pawn shop owner hospitalized after being shot

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 7:20 PM

 (KMOV) – Police are investigating after an East St. Louis pawn shop owner was shot Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say officers arrived at the East St. Louis Jewelry and Pawn on the 200 block of Collinsville Avenue to find the male owner suffering from a gunshot wound.

The owner notified police by activating his panic button around 12 p.m. after being shot 

He was transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are hoping surveillance footage will assist them in locating a suspect.

Authorities have not been able to talk to the victim at this time to learn more about the circumstances behind the incident.

Police do not have suspects in custody.

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