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16-year-old boy is shot in the face and killed in Jackson

Police in Mississippi's capital city say a 16-year-old boy has been killed after being shot in the face.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2017 12:26 PM
Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 12:26 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi's capital city say a 16-year-old boy has been killed after being shot in the face.

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Jackson police say officers responded to a home on Lindsey Drive shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday.

They found that Cameron Kelly had been killed by a gunshot wound to the right eye.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that a 19-year-old man was taken into custody.

Police say their investigation was ongoing.

The Jackson newspaper reports that Kelly's death marks the 60th homicide in the city this year.

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