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Report: Boy, 12, Shot Dead In Jersey City

Boy Was Playing Basketball With His Father At The Time, Report Says
Jersey City police cruiser (credit: CBS 2)

Jersey City police cruiser (credit: CBS 2)

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after being shot while playing basketball with his father in Jersey City, according to a published report.

Gwyan Elijah Levine was shooting hoops outside his home with his father, Gwyan Levine, when a vehicle with two men inside pulled up and someone began firing shots, according to a Star-Ledger report.

A makeshift memorial was set up Saturday for the boy, who was described by the newspaper as having a promising athletic career.

The report did not have information about any possible motives or suspects.

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