Carbondale Police Department identifies three other victims injured at shootout

The Carbondale Police Department is actively investigating the homicide of Keeshanna Jackson at the 500 block of West Cherry Street with the assistance of the SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety.

Three other victims that were not affiliated with SIU were also injured during the shooting.

The victims treated for non life threatening injuries are as follows – Jyrin Blair, 29 years old of Marion, Raheem Sylas, 23 years old of Murphysboro, and a juvenile victim.


The press release from the Carbondale Police Department indicates that there were multiple active shooters but no suspect information is available at the moment. The Carbondale Police Department asks the community and anyone in attendance at the party to call the Carbondale Police 618-549-2121, SIU Police 618-453-3771 or 618-549-COPS where ‘callers can remain anonymous.’

There is also an anonymous tip line for the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers  (618) 549-COPS (2677) and the Murphysboro/Jackson County  (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips can be submitted by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of the website.

The Carbondale Police Department asked the community to, “Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously.”

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