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UPDATE: BELOIT (WIFR) -- Another person caught in the crossfire of a weekend shooting that killed a 16-year-old in Beloit has been identified.

Police say the medical condition of 18-year-old Tyrice Somersett from Madison has improved allowing detectives to interview him. He had previously been listed in critical condition.

Three others were shot Saturday night, including 16-year-old Jose Carruthers-Paramo who was killed.

Police are still investigating and say the circumstances leading up to the shooting at this point are unclear.

If you have any information in this case, police are asking the community to please call the Beloit Police Department, 364-6801, or Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, 362-7463. Individuals may also text information to 274637 then type BACS + your message. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.00.


BELOIT (WIFR) – Following a deadly weekend in Beloit after a teenager is shot to death, church leaders are taking a “hands-on” approach in order to help save lives.

In Beloit, deadly violence is a major concern for families. Among the shootings and deaths, Shadymond Marshall and Addilysa Atwell are hoping their voices can carry a strong message of hope.

“It’s just upsetting to see that people’s families are dying for no good reason,” Atwell says.

“They just want to do this because they think they’re so bad, open their minds, like you don’t have to do all this violence," said Marshall.

Marshall has been directly affected by street violence this year after losing a family to gun violence.

The girls are taking action, preparing to sing and dance to a group of other area youth trying to teach them that a violent life is not one worth living.
“I just break down and cry because it really is hurting everyone.”

Erika Oskins says she’s also fed up with all the violence in her town. Through her church she’s helping these kids spread their message. It’s liberating knowing that my life isn’t just for me, but for someone else. It’s for the building of a child.”

Just this weekend, 16-year-old Jose Carruthers-Paramo was gunned down at Summit Park in the heart of Beloit. Three others were also shot and one is still fighting for his life. Friends of the 16-year-old say he was a jokester and loved to have fun.

“Every time I hear a kid dies, honestly in my heart it’s like one of my kids just got killed. They’re hurting. I guarantee you behind every gun is a hurting kid. Behind every gang is a group of hurting kids.”

Pastor Navana says the children will be performing at an event next week when a nationally known pastor, Eddie James will be in Beloit, bringing with him 40 young people from all over the country who have left the world of gangs and drugs. The event will be held at Summit Park in Beloit on Wednesday August 13, 2014 from 2-7 p.m.

Church leaders are also calling on those pulling the trigger on their city’s streets to call a truce. They’re challenging those on the streets to come to Central Christian Church at 6 p.m. on Tuesday August 5, 2014 to agree on a truce so no more people die.

Beloit Police say they’re waiting for another shooting victim to be healthy enough to be interviewed.


UPDATE: Beloit Police say a 16-year-old was killed in gunfire at Summit Park in Beloit Saturday night. Another person remains in critical condition.

Police have identified Jose Carruthers-Parmo as the teen killed in a shooting on Saturday night in Summit Park. A second shooting victim is fighting for his life. A 14-year-old girl was also wounded, but is expected to be okay.

Police say a fourth person injured, identified as 20-year-old Robert Brandon, was treated and released.

Police are still investigating and say the circumstances leading up to the shooting at this point are unclear.

If you have any information in this case, police are asking the community to please call the Beloit Police Department, 364-6801, or Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, 362-7463. Individuals may also text information to 274637 then type BACS + your message. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.00.


BELOIT (WIFR) – One person is dead, another fighting for their life after a shooting at a Beloit park.

Beloit Police Captain Dan Risse says it happened around 8:40pm Saturday at Summit Park.

Investigators say one person was killed, and another is in the hospital with what is described as life-threatening injuries. A third person was found unconscious in the street, but is now okay and was interviewed by detectives.

Police are still investigating.


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