Police investigating Sunday night homicide in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, IL – Authorities are still on the scene collecting evidence after a homicide occurs in Belleville Illinois.

The homicide happened in the 7600 block of West Main Street in Belleville around 10:30 pm.

Neighbors say they heard about 5 gunshots, but thought they were fireworks.  But shortly after heard the sounds of police arriving on the scene.

Neighbors tell Fox 2 that elderly people stay in the home next to where the homicide occurred.

Police officers were scene canvassing the neighborhood, going door to door talking with residents in the area.

There were also investigators in the alley way behind the home looking for evidence.