Two people injured in early morning shooting in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO — Two people were shot in an early Monday morning incident in Murphysboro, and police continue to investigate.

According to the Murphysboro Police Department, the shooting took place around 1:30 on 20th Street and Shoemaker Drive.

When they arrived, officers found one person who had been shot, and that person was taken to St. Joseph Hospital before being transferred to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

A second person with a non-life threatening gunshot wound was transported by personal vehicle to the hospital. The two victims are believed to be from the same incident.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the Murphysboro Police Department with the ongoing investigation.