A Hannibal man entered a not guilty plea Monday in connection with the shooting and injuring of three people last March.

19 year old Carl Emerson, Jr. waived formal arraignment during a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court.

Emerson is charged with three counts each of assault and armed criminal action.

Emerson is alleged to have shot and wounded 18 year old Angelica Cadwell, 19 year old Phillip Egbert and 17 year old Benjamin Gillum following an altercation at 1021 Fulton Avenue.

A trial setting hearing for Emerson is set for June 20th.