One man dead in East St. Louis shooting

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – It was a violent start to the Labor Day Holiday on both sides of the Mississippi River.  One man is dead in East. St. Louis while another is injured on the north side of St. Louis, Missouri.  Both were victims of separate shootings.

Police in East St. Louis, Illinois, were looking for a large white SUV that may be involved in an overnight shooting and murder at Denese’s Place.

According to officers on the scene, witnesses saw a white GMC Yukon or Chevy Suburban speeding away on St. Louis Avenue.  Two or three people may have been inside.

One thing was certain; at least 16 shell casings were all over the rear parking lot of Denese’s Place.  The nightclub is on Collinsville Avenue near St. Louis Avenue and just a couple of blocks from the police station.

Officers rushed to the nightclub just after 11:30pm Sunday.  Police said there were at least 50 people in the parking lot at the time of the shooting.  They also said the victim’s family rushed to the scene, once word of the attack spread.

This is the same nightclub where three people were shot two years ago.  One of the victims in that shooting included a security guard.

As for this more recent attack, there was no immediate word on any arrests or any other injuries.

St. Louis Police said a man was shot just before 3:00am Monday on Biddle Street and 15th Street on the north side of St. Louis, Missouri.  Officers said they have no suspect information and no victim name.  The victim reportedly refused treatment, refused to identify himself and walked out of the ambulance.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.