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Indiana boy, 13, fatally shot during attempted burglary

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an attempted burglary in northern Indiana.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor said in a statement Wednesday that the officers respond to reports of gunfire late Tuesday found the teen at an apartment complex in Mishawka suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Mishawka is about 10 miles (16 km) east of South Bend.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. The name of the victim have not been released, pending notification of family members.

St. Joseph County investigators searched the apartment where the shooting took place, and determined that the boy was shot during a burglary.

The police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

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