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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KSDK) - Police are looking for the person who shot and killed ateen boy in Granite City.

LtB. Ray Takmajian with the Granite City Police Department says the shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2000 block of Cleveland.

The victim, 13-year-old Clayton Veninga,died after being taken to an area hospital.

Police are still investigating the motive and if Veninga was the intended target but people who live in his neighborhood say they don't believe he was. They describe Veninga as a respectful, nice young man, who got along with everyone. They say he was an 8th grader at Coordinated Youth and Human Services, an alternative school.

The suspect has not been apprehended.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Granite City Police Department at 618-877-6111.