Police identify teenager as victim of deadly shooting in Springfield Tuesday

Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 5:28 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2022 at 2:21 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police identified a teenager killed in a shooting in north Springfield.

Sebastian Wormington, 17, of Springfield, died in the shooting. A second juvenile suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was assaulted. Police say the shooter is on the run.

Police responded to Grant Avenue, just north of Kearney Street, around midnight. Police received a 911 call reporting gunshots. Officers found Wormington with gunshot wounds between the Christian Schools of Springfield building and the playground. Officers gathered witness statements and notified the family of the victim.

“We still have investigators doing a lot of the interviewing and trying to figure out exactly what all is going on,” said Lt. Annesha Umbarger.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).

This incident marks Springfield’s eighth homicide in 2022.

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