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Collinsville police shoot teen who pointed weapon at officers

The shooting happened Wednesday night at Collinsville High School
Collinsville High School

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — A Collinsville police officer shot and injured a 17-year-old boy, who pointed a gun toward them at Collinsville High School Wednesday night. 

Collinsville police officers responded to the high school around 9:14 p.m. for a report of 911 hangup call. The caller seemed to be in distress, according to a press release from Illinois State Police.

Officers made contact with the teen at the high school, who pointed a weapon toward the officers, ISP said. An officer fired and the boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a St. Louis hospital.

Nobody else was injured.

ISP has not released the name of the boy.

Once ISP's investigation is complete, the agency will turn over the case to the St. Clair County State's Attorney Office for review.

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