Mail carrier shot in Cahokia, Ill.

10:47 PM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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CAHOKIA, Ill. (KSDK) - A mail carrier was shot Tuesday afternoon in Cahokia, Illinois.

Authorities say the victim was shot in the ankle and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Investigators believe the man was caught in crossfire from a gun battle one block away.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in the neighborhood near Richard Drive and Ellen Street.

People in the neighborhood the man had worked the same route for 15 years.

The mail carrier was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.


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