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Multiple people shot in Illinois, suspects at large

11:19, 10 September 2021
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Officials in East St. Louis, Illinoisб reported a mass shooting that took place at around 4 pm local time.

The suspects shot six people before they crashed into a commuter train in a risky attempt to flee the crime scene. The reports say that another seventh person was injured during the action. All seven were hospitalized. There is no information about the current health conditions of the harmed civilians.

The St. Louis Metro tweeted that the motion has been temporarily suspended due to a car on the tracks and warned riders to expect delays.

The police suspect three individuals who were initiators of the shooting near 6th Street and Martin Luther King Drive, according to reports. The criminals could run towards the wooden area.

KMOV-4 said that around 10 train passengers received immediate treatment on the scene after the incident. The station employees said that the culprits attempted to outrun the train at a nearby crossing with their car.

The brief video shows how the police along with SWAT forces surrounded a house to search for suspects.

The air support such as a drone and a chopper have also been included to the search operation.