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16-year-old boy fatally shot in Painesville

Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 14:58:20-04

Painesville police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed last night.

A news release posted on the police department’s Facebook page says the boy was shot in the 500 block of  Mentor Avenue around 9:37 p.m.

The initial investigation revealed the teen died of his injuries. His identity has not been released.

Detectives are questioning several acquaintances of the 16-year-old who were present at the time of the shooting.

The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is assisting Painesville police detectives with the investigation.