According to the St. Clair Sheriff's Department, the victim from East St. Louis was sitting in his girlfriend's car parked on Violet Drive (below) around 4:15 a.m. this morning when he was shot multiple times.
In a press release this morning, the sheriff's department stated it was withholding the name of the victim until family was notified. The Belleville News-Democrat now reports the victim as 44-year-old Kenneth Cany of East St. Louis.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and the Illinois State Police are assisting local authorities in the investigation. Anybody with information is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-825-5200 or St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at the Tip Hotline 866-371-8477. Those who provide information leading to an arrest may receive up to a $1,000 reward.