A bar fight early New Year’s Day in Collinsville ended with two people shot dead.
Collinsville Police stated in a news release 20-year-old Ricardo Correa, of Collinsville, and Rodolfo Torres-Granado, 24, of Granite City, were pronounced dead by Madison County Coroners at the scene of the incident, a parking lot behind Sloan’s Pub House, 103 West Main.
Major Brett Boerm wrote in a news release that police were dispatched about 12:45 a.m. Jan. 1 to a disturbance at the aforementioned address. When officers arrived, they found two men unresponsive with gunshot wounds.
Officers tried administering CPR as they awaited paramedics, according to the release.
Investigators arrived and began interviewing witnesses, who said a fight broke out in Sloan’s Pub House between one man and a group of men. The fight was broken up, but then reignited in the parking lot at the rear of the pub.
In the parking lot, witnesses reported the group of men, which included Correa and Torres-Granado, exited their vehicles armed with guns. The group approached the lone male involved in the earlier altercation, who was sitting inside a Dodge Charger with a female.
The group tried breaking the windows on the Dodge and another fight broke out, witnesses told police. The man inside the Dodge then pulled a firearm, shooting multiple rounds and striking Correa and Torres-Granado, according to the release.
Collinsville Police say Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services division responded and processed the scene. The investigation is ongoing, according to the release.
At the time of this writing, two men were in custody, the shooter and one member of the group involved in the altercation. Neither have yet been charged with a crime.