City of Carbondale Committed to Solving Shooting That Killed Young Woman


A Southern Illinois University student was shot and killed while attending a party in Carbondale.The victims were identified as 18-year-old Keeshanna Jackson, of Chicago; 29-year-old Jyrin Blair, of Marion; 23-year-old Raheem Sylas, of Murphysboro; and a juvenile from Marion.On Tuesday, police said they continue to actively investigate the shooting, along with SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies. The Carbondale Police Department is working tirelessly to solve this case,” said Police Chief Stan Reno. “I plead for anyone with information to come forward and assist with bringing justice to Keeshanna and her family. Furthermore, I call for an end to the violence in the City as we strive to provide a safe environment for all Carbondale citizens and visitors. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners and the State’s Attorney’s Office to hold offenders accountable.”City  officials said the city is committed to thoroughly investigating the incident. On Sunday, August 22, Carbondale police were called to a home on the 500 block of West Cherry Street at 3:12 a.m. for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they found one gunshot victim and attempted to resuscitate the individual. The victim, identified as Keeshanna Jackson, was later pronounced dead at a Carbondale hospital. Police say, while they were at the hospital, three other victims came into the emergency department on their own from the same location. Police said they were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. They said those victims were not associated with SIU.Police say on Monday, one of them is out of the hospital. Police say on Monday, they believe there were multiple active shooters. They do not have any additional suspect information at this time.

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