A teenager who was fatally shot in south Kansas City earlier this week has been identified as a Ruskin High School student.
Police have not released his name, but a spokeswoman with the Hickman Mills C-1 School District confirmed the victim, Marquise Ellingburg, was a sophomore at the high school.
“Marquise was full of personality and enjoyed his peers and working independently. He always kept his friends smiling,” the district said in a statement Thursday. “The HMC-1 family is devastated by the loss of Marquise.”
The district said it had extra counselors on hand to support students and staff at the high school.
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The shooting happened after 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 11300 block of Corrington Avenue.
Police said a person who called 911 reported hearing a disturbance and finding the teen shot in front of a home.
Ellingburg was taken to a hospital, where he later died. He was 16 years old, according to his obituary.
Police did not have a detailed description of a suspect, and were still investigating what led to the shooting.
Anyone with information about the incidentis asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.