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Detroit boy, 15, charged in fatal shooting of teen

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:41:47-04

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Detroit boy has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a boy of the same age.

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Prosecutors say the teen has been charged with careless discharge of a weapon causing death. It stems from a shooting in the early morning hours of Sept. 15 in a home on the city's west side.

Officers found the victim lying unresponsive in a bedroom. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors describe the boys as acquaintances.

At a Monday preliminary hearing, the teen was given a $7,000 personal bond.