EAST ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Just hours after the father of Trayvon Martin pleaded for the end of violence in his hometown of East St. Louis, seventeen shots were fired at a home there. One man was killed.
East St. Louis and Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting death in the 2900 block Brady early Saturday morning. Police say John Haley, 53, was barbecuing with neighbors in their front yard around 1:15am, when at least two cars pulled up and gunmen opened fire. Police say there were at least 17 shots fired.
Friends and neighbors say Haley was shot at least 8 times. Police say Haley was the only person hit; investigators believe the gunmen had targeted Haley after an altercation with him earlier that night.
Take note: 1:15 AM comes before 2:00 AM.
Why do they love BBQing in the middle of the night?