Violence and unsolved murders in East St. Louis
A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday afternoon in the 800 block of North 15th Street of East St. Louis.
Illinois State Police and East St Louis Police are jointly investigating the murder. They have not released the boy’s identity.
Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jerri Hochmuth said East St. Louis Police were called at 2:37 p.m. in reference to the shooting.
“When police officers arrived on scene, they found a juvenile who had been shot,” Hochmuth said. “He was taken to an area hospital where he died.”
Police have not identified a suspect or motive for the killing., she said.
Anyone with information is urged to call East St. Louis Police, Illinois State Police at 618-346-3990 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-371-8477. This is an anonymous tip line that pays up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.