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Police: 15-year-old killed in south side shooting

Posted at 7:39 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 18:25:15-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police are investigating a homicide that happened on the south side early Friday morning.

Officers were called out to the area of 300 block of W. Missouri St. around 3 a.m. for a report of a shooting, police say. Upon their arrival, officers found a male unresponsive with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.

Tucson Fire medics and officers rendered aid to the victim, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to TPD. The victim was identified as 15-year-old Adam Lopez. Next of kin was notified.

Detectives responded to continue the investigation, and after speaking with witnesses, it was determined Lopez left his residence on foot to meet with an unknown person, shortly after several shots were heard, and he was found soon after, according to TPD.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME.