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Police investigate shootings on Cherry Street

By Tyler Davis, Aaron Graff

Shots were fired around 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of West Cherry Street and South Rawlings Street, according to Carbondale police officers and witnesses.

A nearby resident said he saw a sedan speeding west on Cherry Street, and a silver SUV following closely behind. He said eight to 10 shots were fired from the SUV’s passenger side window.

Annie Jackson, of Cairo, said her 21-year-old son, Jalan Davis was targeted in the shooting. She said Davis is not an SIU student and she thinks he knows the shooters. She said Davis is feuding with a group of people from Mounds, who mugged her son recently.

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“They took his shoes. They took his phone,” she said. “Now they’re shooting at him. It has got to stop.”

Jackson said she does not know why they shot at her son.

“It’s been this Mounds and Cairo thing going on for years,” Jackson said.

She said her son was in the sedan and one of the shots hit his taillight.

A Carbondale police officer said they found a few shell casings. Nobody was struck and there are no known injuries, according to a CPD press release.

According to another CPD press release, a second shooting occurred at the 500 block of Cherry Street around 2 a.m. A 23-year-old male suffered a non life-threatening wound.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Aaron Graff can be reached at [email protected], on Twitter @Aarongraff_DE or 536-3311 ext. 269

Tyler Davis can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @TDavis_DE.

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