Teen shooting victim in Mt. Vernon identified

By Heartland News

MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - The victim of a Sunday night shooting in the area of South 18th & Conger Streets has been identified as a Deon Figgins, 15, of Mt. Vernon.

Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Marks said Figgins was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. Sunday, and that Figgins died from gunshot wounds he received just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

An autopsy was being performed Monday afternoon.

Police found Figgins' body laying in the road next to his bicycle Sunday night.  His mother says he had just left her home a few minutes before he was shot.

Friends and family set up a memorial at the site of the shooting with flowers and messages in memory of Figgins.

No further information about the shooting was available.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 618-242-0215.

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