ALTON — Police are investigating a suspected drug-related shooting Tuesday night in the 2200 block of Locust Street.
According to a press release, at about 9 p.m. the shooting victim was with other people inside a vehicle and was shot in the stomach by a person standing outside of the vehicle. The victim was driven to an Alton hospital and later was transported to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment. The gunshot wound was not life-threatening and the victim is in good condition.
Police said the incident is believed to be drug-related and is not a random act of violence. Detectives are following leads and more information will be available at a later time.