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One man was killed and another shot overnight, according to East St. Louis police.
Franklin Jones, 23, of the 600 block of North 37th Street in East St. Louis, was shot to death. He was pronounced dead at Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital early today.
The other shooting victim, whose name was not released, remained hospitalized this afternoon. His condition was not available.
It was not known if the shootings are related.
The homicide represents the 24th this year in East St. Louis. There were 25 homicides during all of 2006 in the city.
Police received calls about 6 a.m. about shots fired in the 1400 block of Lynch Avenue but when officers arrived, they didn't find a victim. Officers subsequently found the victims at Kenneth Hall.
No suspects have been identified and a motive has not been established in Jones' death.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 26, 2007
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