Alton Police are asking for your help after an Alton man was killed in a weekend shooting. The victim has been identified as 19-year old, Dantavier Thompson of the 200 block of Elizabeth Street. According to a police report, officers responded to a call of shots fired around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday night and found Thompson's car at rest next to the playground at LoveJoy School. Police say it apparently crashed through a gate and went across an open field before crashing into the school's playground equipment. Thompson was found inside the vehicle with a single gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Residents say they heard at least six gun shots and the Illinois State Police Crime Lab removed several slugs from surrounding homes. Alton Police are currently following up on multiple leads and are interviewing anyone who might know anything about the shooting.They ask that anyone with information contact the Alton Police Department at 463-3505 and as for the Investigative Divisions Unit or by calling the anonymous tip line at 465-5948.