Gabriel R. DelimaA Cottage Hills man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting incident in Alton.  Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons tells The Big Z a “carload” of people came from Cottage Hills Saturday afternoon, and gunfire erupted in the 2,400 block of Elizabeth Street in Alton.  30-year-old Gabriel R. Delima of the 1,000 block of West Drive in Cottage Hills is charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Weapons by a Felon

The victim was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm and stomach, and is currently listed in good condition.  The incident took place around 2pm Saturday when the suspect vehicle came to Alton allegedly looking for the victim, according to Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons. 

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Delima is being held on $500,000 bond.  Alton Police worked with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department on the investigation.


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