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Canton police identify teenage girl found shot, killed

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Mar 30, 2019

CANTON, Ohio — A teenage girl was shot and killed in Canton early Saturday morning, according to the Canton Police Department.

Sylvia McGhee, 14, was found near 11th Street SW and Bieyl Court SW around 4 a.m., police said.

Sylvia was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:01 a.m., according to the Stark County Coroner.

Police said the shooting was not self-inflicted. No suspects have been named at this time.

The Canton City School District released the following statement:

The Canton City School District would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our student Sylvia McGee. Sylvia was in the eighth grade at our Compton Learning Center’s Connections Program. We will have our counselors available there on Monday and at the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, where she previously attended and had many friends. District support will be available for those who are struggling with grief for as long as they are needed following this tragedy. We ask that you keep Sylvia’s loved ones, classmates, and our district in your thoughts as we mourn her loss.

The incident is currently under investigation, according to police.

Sylvia's family has created a memorial fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses on Facebook.