Law enforcement involved in Metro East shooting

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Law enforcement was involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon that put two men in the hospital following a car chase.

According to East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore, the shooting took place near the intersection of 29th and State streets.

Police discovered an alleged parole violator from Kentucky in East St. Louis and contacted the marshals, Floore said.

The suspect and an accomplice fled the scene in a car, striking two pedestrians, ages 18 and 19. The pedestrians were taken to a local hospital, but released later in the afternoon.

The suspects smashed into a pair of police vehicles and attempted to run over responding police officers.

Floore said police and federal authorities opened fire on that vehicle and wounded the suspects, both of whom suffered non-life threatening injuries.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.


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