CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Jaquavion Mackins, of Cairo, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal shooting in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Mackins, 18, was found shot in a vehicle Friday night in a Cape Girardeau neighborhood.

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According to reports, police responded to a call of shots fired in the 2800 block of Whitener Street in Cape Girardeau around 9:30 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, Mackins was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds while seated inside a vehicle.

Mackins was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Officials say a suspect was apprehended at the scene and later released as the investigation progresses.

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Geo quick facts: Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri; its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 75,674. The county seat is Jackson, the first city in the US to be named in honor of President Andrew Jackson – Wikipedia.

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