CAHOKIA, Ill. (KSDK) - A 45-year-old woman was killed Friday morning during a home break-in in Cahokia and local authorities activated the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis as a result.
The incident happened around 3:50 a.m. in the 100 block of Kenneth Avenue. Major Case Squad was activated around 6:45 a.m. The victim was taken to a local hospital by family members. She died a short time later.
According to family members, there were eight people in the home when the robbery occurred (four adults and four children). The suspects ordered the adults to the ground while they robbed the home. One adult in the home who managed to stay hidden attempted to fight back against the robbers, driving them out of the house.
As the suspects fled, they fired several shots at the house, striking Cassandra Holman in the process.
Police have no one in custody, but on Friday evening the Major Case Squad released surveillance images of two persons-of-interest. Anyone with information about the crime should call the Major Case Squad at 618-332-4248.