Deadly Shooting Under Investigation in Carbondale

Feb 16, 2018

Carbondale Police are investigating after two people were shot on East Mill Street just before midnight Thursday.

Investigators say one of the victims - 35 year old Brandon Brooks of Carbondale - was killed, and another has been transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.

Police say they were called to reports of shots fired in the 400 block of East Mill Street around 11:30 Thursday night. When they arrived, officers say Brooks was already dead.

CPD says the second victim was involved in a car crash at the corner of West Main Street and North Illinois Avenue on the way to the hospital. Others involved in that crash received what police call "non-life-threatening" injuries.

Police say the incident appears to be a dispute between acquaintances.

No suspect information is available in this case, which police say is still active.