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Teen dies after being shot by pellet gun in Middle River

A teenage boy has died after being shot by a pellet gun and suffering cardiac arrest in Middle River on Thursday night, according to Baltimore County Police.

Police and fire crews were called to Dogwood Drive in Middle River at 6:48 p.m. Thursday to treat the 15-year-old boy.

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According to police, the boy and his friends were firing pellet guns at targets in the yard when a round or a fragment of the round struck the boy in the chest.

The boy went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he later died.

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Police said they are treating the investigation as a death due to an accidental injury. After an autopsy and the investigation are complete, the case will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney for review, police said.

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