(KMOV.com) – Authorities say a boy who was shot and killed in Granite City Wednesday night has been identified as 13-year-old Clayton Veninga.
Police said a group of people were sitting on the porch of an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Cleveland around 9:25 p.m. when Veninga was shot in his side.
Authorities said he ran to a friend’s home three doors down to get help and collapsed on the back porch.
Veninga was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said they are investigating the shooting as a homicide and have promising leads in the case.
An autopsy was being performed Thursday afternoon.
Additional details were not immediately available.
Police ask anyone who has information on the crime to contact police at (618) 877-6111.