Christian Schools of Springfield building, the location of a recent shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Springfield. (Photo by Shannon Cay Bowers)

A 17-year-old Springfield boy is dead, and police are looking for the person or persons who shot him.

Sebastian Wormington, 17, was shot sometime around 11:35 p.m. June 6. Springfield police responded to the area of 2660 North Grant Avenue, which is the Christian Schools of Springfield building north of Kearney Street between West Talmage and West Kerr.

Police officers arrived to find Wormington had suffered from a gunshot wound, according to a statement from the Springfield Police Department. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, but died at the hospital.

According to police, a second male victim under the age of 17 was assaulted, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Police officers have not identified a suspect or suspects in the shooting or the alleged assault.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident 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 confirmed homicide in 2022. There were 23 total homicides in 2020, and 19 in 2021.

Springfield homicides in 2022, by location. (Source: Springfield Police Department, illustrated by Rance Burger)

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