East St. Louis Home Scene Of 2 Killings In 3 Years

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — East St. Louis police are investigating the second shooting death in three years in the same house.

Police Chief Michael Floore says 29-year-old Charles Harper died Tuesday after being repeatedly shot in the single-story rental home where he lived. Another man was wounded.

There was no immediate word on any arrests or charges.

The killing was the second in the home since January 2011. That’s when Christopher Rush was gunned down a day before his 26th birthday and another man was injured. Two men later were convicted of home invasion.

Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigation of the latest shooting.


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