Alton, IL (KTRS) The Major Case Squad is investigating the fatal shooting of a child in the metro-east.
Investigators say the 11-year-old boy was outside of the Alton Housing Complex late yesterday afternoon when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Initial leads indicate a red car was traveling on Paul Avenue when a shooter fired several rounds from the car in the direction of several people standing and walking by the local rec center, according to police. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.
Anybody with information is urged to call the Major Case Squad at the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505.