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20-Year-Old Springfield Man Dies from Gunshot Wound

UPDATE: SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting this morning in Springfield.

Springfield police say 20-year-old George A. Walker Jr. was shot about 10:30 Friday on West Grand Avenue near Lowry Avenue. He was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where he died just before 11 a.m.

Police say Walker made it to a nearby friend's house, who tried to help. That friends mom then called 9-1-1.

Dispatcher: Can you see where he's bleeding from?
Caller: Ma'am he's just bleeding, bleeding really bad from his mouth.
Dispatcher: Okay. Was he shot in the chest?
Caller: We don't know. We can't tell. We can't tell.
Dispatcher: Is he breathing now?
Caller: No

In an exclusive interview with ABC 22/FOX45 Walker's mom tells us he graduated from Springfield High School in 2012.

"He was supposed to be leaving Sunday to stay with his grandfather because he was going back to school and he didn't make it," Kelly Walker said. "So here we are."

Kelly says he leaves behind a large family.

"I have 11 grandkids that will never know their uncle. It's not just taking his life they took our lives also," said Kelly.

"That was my dude and it is sad for real," said Walker's friend Andre Chilton. "It really is."

Walker's friends say he was a standout football player in High School and wore # 5. Eerily enough another shooting in Springfield Easter Sunday took the life of Jeff Wellington, 17.
Also a standout football player at SHS who wore # 5.  Now the entire community is fed up.

"I'm a mother and I don't want to see anybody else's mother go through the same thing I'm going through right now," said Kelly. "My whole family is devastated we are all devastated. That was a baby."

She's just one more mother, forced to say her final goodbyes through a TV camera.

"I just want to say that I love him and I'm sorry and I wish he would've been at home with me and his family."

Police haven't provided details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, although calls to 911 indicate there were about six shots fired and a green Chevrolet Malibu driving from the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for the latest developments.

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SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting this morning in Springfield.

Springfield police say 20-year-old George A. Walker Jr. was shot about 10:30 Friday on West Grand Avenue near Lowry Avenue. He was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where he died just before 11 a.m.

Police haven't provided details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, although calls to 911 indicate there were about six shots fired and a green Chevrolet Malibu driving from the scene.

Police say Walker made it to a nearby friend's house, who tried to help.

This is a developing story. Check back for the latest developments.

Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Wale Aliyu on Facebook and Twitter.

 
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