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One person died and another suffered life-threatening wounds after a shooting Thursday night in Carbondale.

According to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department, officers responded to the rear parking lot of 409 East Mill Street at about 11:26 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of gunshots.

Two victims were found to have suffered gunshot wounds. Police have identified one victim as Brandon L. Brooks, 35, of Carbondale. Brooks died as a result of his injuries. 

The other victim, who is not being identified at this time, was transported to a St. Louis-area hospital.

The victim with life-threatening wounds was involved in a traffic crash while en route to the hospital, the release states. The crash occurred at the intersection of West Main Street and North Illinois Avenue and those involved suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

The investigation is currently active. Police said a dispute between acquaintances appears to have led to the shooting. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police department at 618-457-3200 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 618-549-2677.


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