Victim identified in East St. Louis double shooting -


Victim identified in East St. Louis double shooting

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EAST ST. LOUIS ( - Police have identified a man who was fatally shot in East St. Louis on December 21.

According to East St. Louis Police Chief, Michael Hubbard, says Ralph Collier, 32, was shot near the intersection of 37th and Van Buren around 4:00 p.m. Another victim was wounded in the shooting.

Hubbard said Collier and another man got into an argument with two men in a store's parking lot at 25th and State Streets. Collier and the other man were followed to 37th Street where they were shot. 

Two people Hubbard described as "persons of interest" were in custody on December 23. Hubbard would not elaborate about the suspects. 

Hubbard said the killing is the 16th of the year in East St. Louis.

Authorities asked anyone with details about the crime to call East St. Louis police at 618-482-6700.

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