CARBONDALE — One person is dead after an early morning shooting Saturday in Carbondale, and police are searching for a suspect.

Police found the person shot in the 700 block of East College Street, where officers had gone about 2:41 a.m. in response to a shooting.

The identity of the victim is not being released, pending notification of next of kin, according to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set black male with a beard who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a hat.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.

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Stephanie Esters is a reporter covering Murphysboro and Perry County.

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