CARBONDALE - Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Carbondale after receiving a request from city police.

Molly Marie Young, 21, died of an apparent gunshot wound at a residence in the 500 block of North Westridge Drive. ISP Trooper David Sneed said ISP Zone 7 investigations received the call for assistance at 9:05 a.m. Saturday. Young lived in the 5000 block of Springerton Road.

Sneed said state police are working with the Jackson County State's Attorney's office and the county's coroner on the investigation. Sneed said the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting has been taken as evidence.

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