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Police: Teen shot in the head; investigation ongoing

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Police say someone shot a 15 year-old boy in the head at a crowded apartment complex early Saturday morning.

Police say the shooting occurred just after 1:00 AM in an apartment complex parking lot located on the 1000 block off 4th Avenue near St. Joseph's Catholic school.

According to a police report, the victim was in a car when they were shot. The victim's vehicle then left the scene and crashed into another car.

Deanna Jimenez lives nearby and said she isn't worried about the safety in her neighborhood, but admits it is weird to have something happen this close to home,

"It was scary to know that there was a shooting right down the street from where we were at. Like if it was just a little bit [closer] it could have ricocheted or something."

Police say the boy was evaluated for the gunshot and the wound doesn't appear to be life threatening.

The incident is still under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to to call 509-628-0333 or Crime Stoppers at 509-586-TIPS (8477).


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