Alton Police and other emergency personnel responded to a shooting incident at Gordon Moore Park on Monday. Police say a man apparently shot himself while sitting at the gazebo at the rose garden around 9:30am. The man is hospitalized in St. Louis.
Police report a city employee was cutting weeds when he noticed the man sitting at the gazebo. The employee moved to another area of the rose garden, then heard a gunshot, saw the victim, and called 9-1-1.