Man shot and killed in East St. Louis

(Credit: KMOV)

(KMOV.com) – East St. Louis police are investigating a shooting that ended with a man dead Saturday night.

The details are still unclear, but authorities say the accident was at 43rd Street and Bunkum.

The victim was shot multiple times.

"Why would somebody hurt him? Why would they do this?" asked Diamond Chears, the victim's friend. The victim's identity has not been released. "We are living in a cruel world."

Multiple agencies responded to the scene. Police spent hours collecting evidence and questioning witnesses. They also have surveillance video from a nearby convenience store.

Officers were seen taking a man into custody at the scene for questioning.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the East St. Louis Police Department at (618) 482-6767.

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