EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – East St. Louis police say a man playing basketball on a housing complex’s playground was gunned down.
Investigators say 24-year-old Steven Thomas died early Tuesday at a hospital after being repeatedly shot near the Orr-Weathers complex where he lived.
Police Chief Michael Floore says there’s evidence the victim and the gunman knew each other.
There was no immediate word on any suspects or arrests.
Thomas’ funeral arrangements are pending.
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