The Effingham City Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday evening. The shooting occurred at approximately 6:15pm in the 3200 block of South Banker Street. The victim, a 16-year-old female, was transported to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
An unidentified juvenile who is considered a person of interest has been detained. According to police, there is not believed to be any additional threat to the public at this time.
The Effingham City Police Department is continuing their investigation into the shooting with the assistance of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and the Effingham County State’s Attorney’s Office.