Po­lice: Baby shot in leg, sur­vives

Belleville News-Democrat - - Front Page - BY CAROLYN P. SMITH csmith@bnd.com Carolyn P. Smith: 618-239-2503

Ca­hokia po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the shoot­ing of an 8-month-old child in mid Oc­to­ber, but no charges have been filed in the in­ci­dent.

Of­fi­cers re­ceived a call on the night of Oct. 15 from some­one say­ing a baby had been shot in­side of a res­i­dence in the 1100 block of Ge­orge Street in Ca­hokia, ac­cord­ing to Ca­hokia Po­lice Capt. Den­nis Plew.

Po­lice went to the home and found the baby with a bul­let wound to the leg.

“The baby was taken to Car­di­nal Glen­non Hos­pi­tal in St. Louis,” Plew said, adding that the baby sur­vived.

The caller had told po­lice that the shooter may have been a mi­nor. A ju­ve­nile was in the res­i­dence when po­lice ar­rived, how­ever the iden­tity of that per­son has not been re­leased. The mi­nor was ques­tioned by po­lice.

Of­fi­cers found a gun in the home but would not say whether they be­lieve it was the gun used in this shoot­ing.

Plew said po­lice con­ducted an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and sub­mit­ted the case to the St. Clair County State’s At­tor­ney’s of­fice for re­view.

Th cap­tain did not know if charges would be is­sued.

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