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Teen boy gunned down

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A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in an apparent gang-related murder this week, Madera Police Detective Sgt. Johnnie Smith said.

Details were limited Wednesday afternoon, Smith said, after the shooting was reported at a home on the 500 block of East Central Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Smith said the only clear details were that the unidentified boy died after being rushed to the hospital, gang activity is suspected, and the homicide victim is the youngest so far this year.

“We believe some gang signs or some words may have been exchanged,” Smith said. “Reports indicate a vehicle may have driven by and someone may have gotten out on foot, approached the residence, and shot from there.” ...


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