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On Sept 7, 2021, at approximately 8:40 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a shooting that occurred in rural Brownstown. Out of an abundance of caution, the Brownstown School District went on a soft lockdown for a short period of time. At no time whatsoever were any students, staff, or members of the community in danger.
The investigation into the incident continues. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Brownstown Fire Dept, Rural Med EMS, St. Elmo Police Department, Vandalia Police Dept, and the Illinois State Police, Division of Crime Scene Services.