Wood River Police Department Release More Information From Early Moring Shooting

On Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at 2:36 a.m., the Wood River Police Department received a report of a Domestic Battery that occurred on Mildred St., Wood River IL.

The female reporting the domestic battery left the residence to get away from the male subject involved in the domestic battery and went to her parent’s home. Officers responded to the parent’s home, but the female reported the domestic battery had left the parents’ home to meet with officers at the home on Mildred St.

It was reported the father of the female also left in a separate vehicle. When officers arrived on Mildred Street the male reported to be involved in the domestic battery was not located.

While officers were investigating the domestic battery report, at 2:49 a.m., the Wood River Police Department received a report of shots being fired on Sixth St. near Acton Ave. Officers immediately responded. Upon arrival, two males were located being the victim of gunshot wounds.

One is the father of the female reporting the domestic battery, and the other was the male being reported involved in the domestic battery.

Emergency Medical Services were immediately dispatched to the scene. Both were transported to St. Louis area hospitals. One by ambulance and one by helicopter.

The Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services were requested to the scene to process the crime scene.

The incident remains under investigation by Detectives with the Wood River Police Department. After the investigation, the facts of the case will be turned over to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office for review

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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