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12-Year-Old Chicago Boy Shot to Death in Indiana

It was not immediately clear where or when the shooting occurred

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A 12-year-old Chicago boy died of a gunshot wound Saturday in Gary, Indiana.

Demetrius Townsel Jr. was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m. at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus, 600 Grant St. in Gary, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. He lived in the Back of the Yards on Chicago’s South Side.

He had been shot and his death was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said. It was not immediately clear where or when the shooting occurred.

The Gary Police Department and the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit are investigating.

Gary police did not provide details about the shooting early Sunday.

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