Springfield police investigating fatal shooting

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the city's south side Wednesday evening.

Springfield police say officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 2400 block of Ladley Court just after 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Upon arriving, officers say they found two individuals who were injured by gunfire.  Both individuals were transported to the hospital.  One was reportedly suffered an injury to the hand, and the other, 17-year-old Deandre Atkinson, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Springfield Police Department.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the department at (217) 788-8311.  We will have more details on this story as they become available.

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