Three people are in custody in connection with a shooting in South Roxana Tuesday afternoon.  A male victim was shot in the chest and airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis for treatment.  A man and two women were apprehended a short time later in Granite City and are facing charges.

South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles says police officers responded to the 200 block of Smith Street around 4:30pm Tuesday to reports of possible gunshots.  There, they found a white male victim who had been shot in the chest outside the driveway of his residence.   He was taken from the scene and eventually transported to a hospital in St. Louis where his condition is unknown.  Witnesses and area residents provided police with information, a car description and license plate that allowed them to find the suspects and take them into custody in Granite City not long after the incident.  A male and two females were arrested and are facing formal charges but have not been identified.

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