CAHOKIA, Ill. ( – A suspect is in custody after a an argument turned deadly in Cahokia Tuesday morning.

The man was found dead in the 700 block of St. Nicholas Drive just before 7 a.m. after being shot, according to police.

Cahokia shooting scene

Crime scene tape across a Cahokia neighborhood following a fatal shooting Tuesday.

"In my younger days people settled their arguments with their hands and fists," said Cpt. Dennis Plew of the Cahokia Police Department. "Now, there seems to be a lot of gun play. Not just in Cahokia, I believe it's everywhere." 

An official with the Cahokia Police Department told News 4 a male suspect is in custody.

No other information regarding the shooting, suspect or victim has been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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