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Teen dies after being shot in face at DeKalb apartment complex

Rene Betancourt
Rene Betancourt

An 18-year-old died after he was shot in the face at a DeKalb County apartment complex Wednesday night, police confirmed.

He was shot at the Oak Forest Apartments off Hatton Drive in Scottdale, DeKalb police told Channel 2 Action News.

The man, identified by police as Rene Betancourt, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, and he died shortly after arriving at the hospital, Channel 2 reported.

In August, a 10-year-old girl was shot in the arm by a stray bullet while sleeping at the same apartment complex, AJC.com previously reported.

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No other details have been released regarding the man’s death Wednesday. An investigation is ongoing.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family cover funeral expenses. It had raised more than $6,000 as of Dec. 3.

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