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La Crosse Police identify gunshot victim

Drew Kelly

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La Crosse Police have identified the victim of a shooting from last Saturday night.

Cops were dispatched to the 900 block of Copeland Avenue around 9:40 Saturday night for a shooting.

Police found 18-year-old Javier Ayers lying on the ground near an alley suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was transported to a local hospital but died from his injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the La Crosse Police Department, or contact Crimestoppers at 608-784-TIPS, or submit a tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/459

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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