Name and autopsy results released on murdered Springfield teen
Autopsy results show that 15-year-old, Devante L. Green died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Springfield Deputy Chief Clay Dowis says the shooting happened near 17th Street and East Lawrence Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Dowis says there were two groups involved.
"We are seeing younger and younger kids, typically boys, involved in firearms and that's of our big emphases," Dowis said. "That's why we've got our street crimes unit out there making all the stops they're making, trying to get the guns out of the hands of these young people, who typically are just way too young to be handling firearms." Green was taken to St. John's Hospital where he died. No one else was hurt.