Police have identified 16-year-old Michael A. Walker as the victim of a Sunday night shooting in an alley between Bransford and Douglas avenues.
Walker, who died at the scene, was shot multiple times in his upper body around 6 p.m. Sunday. Police identified Walker, of Cisco Street, by his fingerprints after they found no identification on his body.
A witness told police two males, apparently in their late teens, ran through the alley after the gunshots. The two wore dark clothing, with one wearing what seemed like a hooded jacket or sweatshirt with an untucked white shirt underneath.
Walker was a student at Hillsboro High School. Asked Tuesday about a rumor that the school had been placed on lockdown, a representative at the school’s main office said high emotions following Sunday’s shooting spurred various rumors among the students, but the school had not been locked down.
Police urge anyone with information regarding the person or persons who killed Walker to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME, or text the word "CASH" along with a message to 274637 (CRIMES).