Three killed in parking lot shootout

5:33 PM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
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East St. Louis (KSDK) - Three young men are dead after a shootout at an East St. Louis night club.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. Sunday at Club VIP in the 6800 block of State Street.

Police say two groups of people got into a fight inside the club, and were thrown out.  The shooting reportedly happened shortly after the incident, in the parking lot.

One of the victims was a 20-year-old man from St. Louis.  The other two young men killed were 21 years old and 19 years old.  Both were from East St. Louis. 

Two more teens were also shot.  They were treated and released. 

Illinois State Police are assisting East St. Louis Police in the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 618-346-3776, or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).











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