(KMOV.com) -- Investigators are still trying to piece together what prompted a gun battle last Wednesday in the streets of Cahokia, Illinois.
On Saturday, police announced that six men have been charged in connection with the shooting. Four were arrested and two suspects are still on the loose. St. Clair County deputies believe several suspects live in Parkfield Terrace, a Metro-East neighborhood they call dangerous.
"In this neighborhood of Parkfield Terrace, it's a cesspool of thugs and it occurs frequently in Parkfield Terrace where people are just out in the middle of the street shooting," said Steve Johnson with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.
During the shooting, one victim was shot in the shoulder and another was shot in the head and died.