16 year old dies in overnight shooting

The Lima Police Department is investigating a shooting at an apartment in the 900 block of West Wayne Street, that took the life of a 16 year old boy.

Just before midnight on Tuesday evening officers were called to the intersection of Collett and North Street. The officers found a 16 year old boy with a gun shot wound that had collapsed near that intersection.

He was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center, but died shortly after. The investigation lead officers about a block away from where the body was found, to an apartment on West Wayne Street. Detectives spoke with the close family members, of a person of interest, and they are attempting to make arrangements for him to turn himself into the police.

No names have been released yet, and the incident is still under investigation.