Shooting in Quincy Kills 12-Year-Old Boy
The Quincy Police Department is investigating a shooting this morning that left a 12-year-old boy dead. Details are sketchy at this time. What is being reported is that a fatal shooting took place around 1AM Saturday morning, according to a KHQA-TV Facebook post. The KHQA website initially reported the shooting to be a potential homicide.
Meanwhile, WGEM is listing Quincy Deputy Chief Doug Vandermaiden as saying officers were called to North 5th Street, between Cherry and Cedar Streets, for a reported shooting at 1AM. The boy was found dead outside of a home. According to the WGEM report, Vandermaiden said the home was not the boy's residence. The incident is considered suspicious and is being treated as a homicide.
A report on the Herald-Whig website this morning says that the boy was shot and killed in front of 1127 N. Fifth. The reports quotes Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley as saying "We do not believe this to be a random crime."
The name of the victim is not being released pending the notification of relatives.