Alton Police are investigating a pair of incidents that occurred Monday evening. According to police records, authorities responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Tremont Street at 7:15 p.m. to break up a fight. The victim in that incident, 41-year old Montego Embry was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Four hours later police were dispatched to a convenience store parking lot in Upper Alton after the owner of that residence on Tremont suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna says detectives are still trying to determine if the incidents are connected.
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The homeowner, 50-year old Michael Lumpkins Sr. was transported to a local hospital for treatment following the shooting and was later released. No charges have been filed in either incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alton Police Department’s Detective Bureau by calling 463-3505, extension 3.