CENTRALIA, IL — The Centralia Police Department is investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting that sent a 20-year-old Centralia man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
According to Police Chief Greg Dodson, officers responded to the shooting around 4:14 Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Lincoln and Howard. Dodson says Dalshaun Mitchell was walking northbound on Lincoln Street and was crossing the parking lot of the Marion County Housing Authority when he was fired upon by occupants in a blue Chrysler 200. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Lincoln when it approached Mitchell from behind and fired approximately eight shots at him, hitting him twice in his lower extremities. The vehicle then sped out of the area. Mitchell stated he had no information as to who shot him or why. Mitchell was transported to St Mary’s Hospital and later transferred to St Louis in stable condition in order to receive treatment for his injuries.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. Chief Dodson says from the video it was clear this was not a random act and Mitchell had been intentionally targeted.