ALTON - Alton Police and Fire Departments responded to a call about a person who had been shot on Maxey Street on Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

The shooting was in the same area (2600 block of Maxey) where a 15-year-old Alton male was shot and killed on May 2, 2023.

Article continues after sponsor message

Alton Police responded to that scene at 12:50 p.m. on May 2 and discovered the 15-year-old had been shot in the chest. He was transported to a local hospital, but despite lifesaving efforts, the victim died of his injuries. A 19-year-old and another juvenile have been charged with that shooting.

Alton Police Chief Jarrett Ford said it was still too early to release exact details of Tuesday's shooting, but he confirmed that the scene is secure. He made the following statement: "This was not a random act. Alton Middle School was on lockdown when we got the call, but it is no longer on lockdown. The lockdown was done out of an abundance of caution until we could determine the area was safe."

The chief stated that more details will be released when they are available and confirmed that the investigation continues.

More like this:

Sep 15, 2023 - Alton Police Respond To Report Of Shots Fired On 9th Street

Aug 30, 2023 - Alton High School Has "Soft Lockdown" After Incidents

Aug 23, 2023 - Wood River to Rename Street for Fallen Police Officer

May 16, 2023 - Alton Shooting Update: Injuries Non-Life-Threatening For Male, Armed Suspect Apprehended

Jul 4, 2023 - Alton Police Identify Victim In Fatal Shooting, Person Charged With Discharging Firearm in the Death