At 12:25 a.m. on Saturday, the Mattoon Police Department responded to reports of gunfire between two groups of people in the 300 block of S. 21st Street. Upon arriving at the scene, police assisted an individual who had been wounded by gunfire. That individual later died at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. The identity of the deceased individual has not been released. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Several suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting. 24-year-old James T. Shafer, of Mattoon, was arrested for 1st Degree Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.
36-year-old Kevin W. Johnson, of Mattoon, was arressed and charged with Intimidation.
31-year-old Matthew S. Cook, of Mattoon, was arrested and charged with intimidation.
The Mattoon Police Department is seeking 33-year-old Shawn D. Adamson, of Mattoon, for questioning. Anyone with information regarding Adamson should contact the Mattoon Police at 235-5451.