EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in East St. Louis are investigating the death of a Washington Park man who was gunned down after playing basketball at a city park.
St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says 20-year-old Marcquez Fultz was shot multiple times in the head and chest Monday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Chief Michael Floore says Fultz and a couple of his cousins were sitting around talking after losing the basketball game when someone came out of a wooded area nearby and began shooting. The gunman then fled the area.
Floore says investigators aren't sure what led to the shooting. He says Fultz is the 13th homicide victim in East St. Louis this year.