- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - The grandmother and uncle of a 7-year-old girl who died after a shooting in southwestern Illinois are in custody in connection with the incident.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (https://bit.ly/259Tjfu) authorities on Friday arrested 49-year-old Julie Roberts for obstruction of justice. They arrested 32-year-old Daniel Roberts that day for endangering the life of child, possession of a weapon by a felon and obstruction of justice.

It was not immediately clear if either has an attorney. Their names are listed Sunday on the Adams County Jail inmate list.

Adams County Coroner James Keller says 7-year-old Melina Torres of Quincy died at a hospital as a result of a gunshot wound.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department says the shooting occurred Friday at a family gathering at Julie Roberts’ residence southeast of Quincy.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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