EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - A 24-year-old man was fatally shot early Tuesday morning in the basketball court of the Orr Weathers Public Housing complex at 1500 Missouri Avenue, according to police.
At 12:32 a.m., police were dispatched to the complex in response to reports of a gunshot victim by East St. Louis Housing Security. Prior to the officers' arrival, the victim, later identified as Steven Thomas, had been transported to a nearby hospital by a friend.
He later died of his injuries.
No suspects have yet been identified. Anyone who witnessed or has any information about this crime is asked to call the East St. Louis Police Department at 618-482-6767.