CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The Major Case Squad has been activated after a 19-year-old was shot and killed in a double shooting in Cahokia Monday.
The shooting happened around 11 a.m. on Delores Street where officers found a 19-year-old lying in the street. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
He has been identified as Markell Deberry, who police said was staying with relatives in Cahokia but is from Edwardsville. Police say they have recovered the car they believe was involved in the shooting.
Law enforcement was alerted that a second victim was taken to the hospital who had been shot multiple times. Police said this victim is a 21-year-old man. He is recovering from surgery and is cooperating with investigators, police say.
A suspect is not currently in custody but police say they have interviewed several persons of interest.
"We are in the early stages of the investigation, attempting to locate witnesses in the area and any possible surveillance video as well," Captain Bruce Fleshren with St. Clair County Sheriff's Department said. "Anyone that could have information about this shooting or can identify a suspect please contact the Cahokia Police Department at 618-332-4248.