Very sad news coming out of Missouri…

The body of a teenage boy was found outside Mason-Clark Middle School in East St. Louis on Sunday.

Police have identified the victim as 13-year-old Michael A. Moore.

Authorities believe Michael was shot around 8 p.m. on Saturday night in the area and ran to the nearby school where he died. 

Michael did not attend the school where his body was found.

East St. Louis School District released the following statement: 

We send our sincere condolences to the family as they cope with this tragic loss of a young life.

We ask for respect and privacy as the police continue the investigation of his death and as the family works through this loss.

Police Chief Kendall Perry told KMOV:

We had a lot of witnesses that helped us out. There were a lot of home cameras, a lot of Ring doorbells on the houses, every one chipped in and helped us out a lot, That’s not always the case but lately we’ve had a lot of good citizens that have all been willing to stop and help deter the crime.

A person of interest is currently being interviewed, but no arrests have been made at this time.

My sincerest condolences to Michael A. Moore’s family and friends.

Please stop the senseless violence.

Source: KMOV