Pontoon Beach shooting – Officer airlifted to the hospital

A shooting has been reported at Pontoon Beach, Illinois, early Tuesday.
Reports say its an officer involved shooting.

It occurred at about 8:00 a.m. at a gas station near the intersection of Illinois 111 and I-270.
A huge police presence were seen on the scene.

Sources say an officer was injured and is being treated at the scene.

A medical helicopter was on standby at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

The officer was taken outside of the Emergency Room by stretcher at around 8:30 a.m. to the helicopter.

It has now landed at a hospital in St. Louis.

The details of what led up to the shooting is not known at this time.

This is a developing story.

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