Detroit police: 14-year-old fatally shot; boy, 13, detained

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DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has died after a gun being held by a 13-year-old companion discharged in the yard of a home on Detroit’s east side.

Officer Dan Donakowski says the older boy was shot Tuesday night and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Detroit News reports neither boy lived at the home. Donakowski says the 13-year-old was detained as police investigated what led up to the shooting.

WXYZ-TV reports Detroit police Chief James Craig met with family members of the dead boy at the scene. Craig tells WJBK-TV that it wasn’t immediately known where the gun came from and whether the shooting was accidental or if it followed a dispute.

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