Person shot on 7th Street Sunday

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

An individual was shot three to four times in the 1400 block of Seventh Street around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

The victim was airlifted after the incident to an unknown location, according to information heard over the police scanner.

A description given over the scanner described the suspect as a 5-foot-10-inch, 200 pound black male with a white coat bearing colors on it.

The shooting took place a few houses down from the second stop on the Unofficial house crawl schedule, which was located at 1415 Seventh Street. The shooting also took place down the block from a shooting that killed Byron Edingburg, 23, an Eastern student in 2017.

More information will be available Monday morning when the Charleston Police Departmnet issues a press release.

Those with information regarding the incident should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-345-8488 or, the Charleston Police Department at 217-345-0060 or EIU Police Department at 217-581-3212.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].