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16-year-old boy fatally shot in chest in Brooklyn: police

16-year-old boy fatally shot in Brooklyn
Posted at 6:22 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 06:21:59-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are investigating after a teenage boy was shot to death in Brooklyn late Tuesday night, the NYPD said.

Cops responded to a 911 call just after 10 p.m. for a person shot in front of a building at the Kingsborough NYCHA complex in the Weeksville neighborhood of Crown Heights, according to police.

Officials said responding officers found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest.

EMS also responded and rushed the teen to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The victim's identity was withheld pending family notification.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning and police said their investigation remained ongoing.

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