The Madison County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing gun. The weapon was reported missing on Sunday by the owner who said it most likely fell out of a pickup truck he was driving from Holiday Shores to Edwardsville. The 9-mm handgun was unloaded and was inside a black backpack. Also inside the backpack was one magazine of ammunition.
The gun owner and sheriff's deputies searched an area along Routes 140 and 159 and St. James Road on Sunday but were unable to find the backpack. Police issued a news release to report the missing gun so parents would be aware of the situation if their child brought home a black backpack. If anyone locates the gun or the backpack, they should call police.