The circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation, Malecki said from the scene. Investigators recovered ballistic evidence from the street outside the home and in the front yard, but they could not say for certain where the boy was shot.
“We do know there was a gathering at the home,” he said. “However, when officers did arrive on scene and began treating that male victim, the occupants of that home did leave the area before we had an opportunity to speak with them.”
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