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Boy wounded Sunday in North Braddock shooting

| Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

A boy was shot in the head early Sunday in the 900 block of North Braddock’s Walnut Street, officials said.

Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs said police have identified the victim and have notified his family. Police are not releasing his identity.

Police could not immediately determine the boy’s identity and had asked for the public’s help. He is reported to be between 12 and 14 years old.

Downs said police are expected to file charges.

First-responders were dispatched to Walnut around 9:42 a.m. for a report of gunshots and found the boy, according to police. He is being treated in a local trauma center.

The Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit is assisting with the investigation.

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