Alton Police continue to investigate a shooting outside CTW's Lounge on Belle Street early Sunday morning. The injured man, identified as 32 year old Latouche Shaw of Alton, is hospitalized in St. Louis with what are described as non-life threatening injuries. He was reportedly shot in the abdomen just after 2:30am Sunday, and police say no witnesses have come forward to discuss the case.
Authorities say they were notified of the shooting by hospital personnel after Shaw was dropped off by a friend at the hospital. They searched the area outside the bar and believe an argument began inside the business and continued outside and possibly three shots were fired. It's unknown how many hit the victim. A police officer was reportedly patrolling near the tavern at the time of the shooting, but authorities were not aware of the incident until called by the hospital.