By Shereen Siewert

Police have identified the victim who was fatally shot over the weekend in La Crosse as 18-year-old Javier R. Ayers, of La Crosse.

Police were called to the 900 block of Copeland Avenue about 9:40 p.m. for a report of a shooting, according to the La Crosse Tribune. There, they discovered Ayers lying in the alley with a gunshot wound.

Ayers was transported by ambulance to a La Crosse hospital, where he later died.

Police have not publicly identified any persons of interest in the case.

Anyone with information is urged to call the La Crosse Police Department at 608-789-7240. Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or submitting tips online at