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Arrest made in the shooting of a Quincy teen

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy police have made an arrest in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old man late Tuesday night.

William Jenkins, 18, of Quincy was arrested Thursday, October 31, in the 12th and Broadway area.

He's charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Jenkins is now in the Adams County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He was appointed a public defender in a court appearance on November 4. His next court appearance is set for November 6.

Tuesday night's shooting happened at an apartment in the 600 block of South 11th Street.

The 18-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper left leg.

 

--- Previous story from Wednesday, Oct. 30 ---

Police say a shooter is still on the run after an 18-year old was shot in the leg late Tuesday night.

According to the Quincy Police Department, officers responded to the report of a shooting at an apartment in the 600 block of South 11th Street around 11:15 Tuesday night. Police say an 18-year old man had a single gunshot wound through his upper left leg, with the bullet lodged in his upper right leg. He was transported by ambulance to Blessing Hospital and police say his injuries are not life threatening.

Now nearby residents are left wondering why a shooting ever happened in the first place.

"It's a really quiet, nice neighborhood," said Emily Fusselman. "We've never really had anything big like this happen here."

Fusselman has lived off South 11th Street in Quincy for more than a year. She said what she witnessed last night, was a night unlike any other.

"A bunch of ambulances and fire trucks pulled up outside," said Fusselman. "I kind of watched out the window. My son was asleep and I saw they pulled a young man out on a stretcher."

Lt. Dina Dreyer said the victim said he did not know the shooter, who police say fled the scene on foot. Dreyer said they're now relying on statements from witnesses, looking for any clues that could point them in the right direction.

"When you tie everyone's information together, that's usually where we develop our leads and that's what we're working off of today; doing interviews and trying to develop some further leads and going forward with those," said Dreyer.

Fusselman said after what happened Tuesday night, she'll be more vigilant when it comes to safety in her neighborhood.

Police are still investigating the shooting. If you have any information, you're asked to call Quincy Police.

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