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On 08-30-19 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 300 block of East Hester Street in reference to shots fired. Officers located a gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment and later released. The victim is not being identified as this time and there is not any suspect information to provide. Witnesses indicated a dark color vehicle left the area after the shooting that is described as a possible blue Volkswagen Beetle. This investigation is currently active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!