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Tucson police: Teen, 16, arrested in fatal shooting of younger brother

Tucson police: Teen, 16, arrested in fatal shooting of younger brother

Gun used in shooting of 13-year-old boy has not been located, Tucson police said.

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A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed on Tucson's south side Saturday and his 16-year-old brother is accused of killing him, authorities said.

The incident occurred Sept. 19 around 8 p.m. in an apartment in the 300 block of West Valencia Road, the Tucson Police Department said.

The two brothers "were alone in a bedroom when the gun was fired," TPD said in a news release.

Several family members in a different room heard the shot, and one of the relatives then left the apartment with the 16-year-old brother before police arrived, TPD said.

"Officers located them a short time later in a nearby church parking lot," the news release said. The older boy was arrested and is facing a charge of negligent homicide, police said.

The gun has not been located.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME, which accepts anonymous reports.

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