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Suspects identified in deadly Galesburg shooting

A man was found dead and two other people were rushed to the hospital after a shooting early Saturday morning.

GALESBURG, Ill. — UPDATE: (Jan. 24): The Galesburg Police Department identified the three subjects shot in the Jan. 22 shooting on McKnight Street in Galesburg.

Mercedes Jones, 29, was shot in the chest and transported to a local hospital, where he was being treated as of Monday afternoon, Jan. 24. An arrest warrant for 1st-degree murder was issued for Jones, and he will be taken into custody upon hospital release.

Jasmine Casey, 23, was shot in the hand and transported to a hospital to be treated. She was expected to be released shortly as of Monday.

Demetruis Gibbs, 31, was shot in the chest and found dead at the scene, according to police.

UPDATE (12:30 p.m. Jan. 22): The Galesburg Police Department have released details regarding the incident, including that one person had died.

According to police, officers responded to a 9111 call of shots fired reporting multiple injuries at about 4:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of McKnight Street.

Upon arrival, officers found a man dead from an apparent gunshot, as well as two other victims, a man and a woman, who were sent to the hospital with injuries.

The incident is still under investigation, and police say that all suspects are currently in custody. The victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.

ORIGINAL (8:50 a.m. Jan. 22): Three people are injured Saturday Morning after an "incident" according to Galesburg Police. 

Police on scene tell News 8 they were called to the area near McClure Street and McKnight Street around 4:30 am Saturday. That is near Graham Park. Police wouldn't tell News 8 why they were called to the scene, just that three people had been injured after an "incident". 

Crime scene tape marked off one vehicle that News 8 journalist, Joshua Bush found a window damaged, along with damage to the driver's side mirror. News 8 reached out to the Galesburg Police department for more information, they said they were unable to release information at that time. News 8 has since reached out to the Police Chief, asking for a press release.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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