Police: Boy, 13, shot, killed in Granite City


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Originally Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 8:14 am
Last Updated: May 02, 2013, 12:55 pm
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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois' Granite City are investigating the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.

Granite City Police Major Jeff Connor says Clayton Veninga was shot Wednesday night and later died at a hospital. Connor says the boy was visiting a group of people on a porch when the shooting happened.

An autopsy was planned.

Granite City police say they don't have anyone in custody. They are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department.














 



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