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Concern levels low as police investigate East Cape Girardeau shooting


A lot of residents in East Cape Girardeau say they aren't concerned that four people police call armed and dangerous are on the loose after a shooting near Babe's Fish Wagon.

During the incident, several shots hit a man who was sent to the hospital. 

Illinois State Police report four Hispanic males are being sought for questioning for this incident. 

On Saturday, Heartland News went back to the scene and talked to neighbors if they were concerned that the persons of interest are still on the run. 

Most said, they were not worried and are used to the violent times nowadays. 

"I'm used to it. It's normal around here," Jessica Maglone of East Cape Girardeau said. 

Maglone lives next to the area where the shooting occurred that night. 

She said she heard the shots and didn't think much of it. 

"I'm not really concerned for myself or my family," Maglone said. "It concerns me for him and his family, but not us."

According to neighbors, the victim has not returned home since the incident. His place has sat vacant.

"The times have changed in the world," Maglone said. "Here lately that's just the norm around here. If you make somebody mad, they usually pull a gun out here lately. They can't do it the old fashioned way."

Illinois State Police report four Hispanic males got into an argument with another man on September 13 at approximately 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Illinois Route 146 and Brookwood Drive in East Cape Girardeau. 

Two people say they heard what sounded like gunshots and then saw a man running and collapse on the ground by a camper. 

The man apparently had a towel to his bleeding stomach.

Police report the victim is expected to survive despite being shot.

Neighbors say they called 911 and authorities arrived shortly later. 

The four men identified as persons of interest were last seen west bound over the Bill Emerson Bridge in a two tone Burgundy over lighter color, newer model Ford crew cab pick-up. 

The truck is described as having shiny rims and a ladder rack in the bed. 

These men are considered armed and dangerous.  

If anyone has any information concerning the whereabouts, they are asked to contact Master Sergeant Pete Sopczak at the ISP District 22 Headquarters in Ullin, IL at (618) 845-3740 Extension 272. 

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