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Police say boy, 13, fatally shot at South Texas park

Crime scene tape (Cropped Photo: LWP Communications / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 / MGN)

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) -- Police are trying to determine who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy at a South Texas park.

Freeport police on Wednesday afternoon responded to a call about fireworks possibly discharged, then later reports indicated a boy was face down in the grass at Peppermint Park.

Emergency responders located the teen, who had been shot several times and was transported to a hospital -- where he died. The victim's name wasn't immediately released.

Police in Freeport, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Houston, were interviewing several witnesses. No one was immediately arrested.

A statement Thursday on the Brazosport Independent School District website said students and staff were mourning the death of an intermediate student. Counselors were available.

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