Charleston's Deputy Police Chief said some arrests have been made as authorities investigate a large party held by a fraternity, where two people were wounded by gunfire, and a third victim was beaten.
Deputy Chief David Chambers said a number of people have been arrested for obstructing justice. He said police plan to release more information early Monday afternoon. No word yet on the conditions of the victims.
Police said between 300 to 400 people were at the party at 634 West State Street when they arrived about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of shots being fired.
They said the gathering was promoted by G.O.M.A.B. Productions of the Chicago area. The event, hosted by Eastern Illinois University fraternity Phi Beta Sigma, was advertised as a "Barn Party".
Charleston police were assisted by E-I-U police, the Coles County Sheriff's Department, Mattoon police, Illinois State Police, and the Coles County State's Attorney's office.