Man Arrested in Shooting That Killed 13-Year-Old in Granite City

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) — Charges are expected today for the man suspected of killing a 13-year-old as he sat on a porch with friends in Granite City late Wednesday.

Major Jeff Connor did not release the name of the suspect at a press conference yesterday but said the shooting was not an accident nor a random incident. However its been reported that Clayton Veninga may not have been the intended target.

“We believe that the subject had walked past there a couple of times prior to the it (the shooting) and then shots rang out,” said Major Connor.

Clayton was shot in the side and died after running down the street to a friend’s home for help.

The suspect’s name will be released when charges are filed.

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