GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) — A young teen is dead and Granite City Police are trying to figure out who shot him and why.

Police are telling KMOX that the 13-year-old victim was outside a friend’s home at 20th and Cleveland at about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday when he was shot.

Police and paramedics raced him to a nearby hospital but died a short time later. No one else was hurt.

Detectives say they don’t have a suspect in mind yet, but believe the shooting was not gang related.

An autopsy will be performed sometime today. The young victim’s name is not being released yet.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Granite City Police Department at 618-877-6111.


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