Illinois State Police are assisting local police in investigating the death of a man in Washington Park on Sunday.  Authorities were called to the scene of the homicide around 9:30pm Sunday near 47th Street and Hallows Avenue where 24-year-old Anthony J. Pannell Jr., of East St. Louis was found dead.

According to a release from the ISP, troopers were called in to assist Washington Park Police on Sunday night.  The St. Clair County Coroner pronounced Pannell dead at the scene.  Also shot and wounded was 23-year-old Amber Bieser of St. Mary, Missouri, who was found in the car, along with her 2 year old son who was in the backseat and not injured.  Bieser’s injuries were considered life threatening.  Anyone with information on the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers or Illinois State Police at 618-346-3759.

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