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Teen being held by police in fatal Freeport shooting


A 16-year-old male is in police custody after a late night shooting left a Freeport man dead.

Freeport officers were in the area of Empire Street and Float Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night when they heard what sounded like gunshots. A 16-year-old male running from the area was apprehended.

Shortly afterward, officers found a 30-year-old man laying in a yard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He later died at a local hospital.

Police say the teen is in custody but the investigation is still in its early stages. The name of the victim is not being released pending family notification.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call Freeport Police at 815-235-8222 or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-847-7669.

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