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A 17-year-old boy was arrested for killing a 15-year-old girl

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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a 15-year-old girl in an apartment complex.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl at an apartment complex.

A tragic incident has occurred in the city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to media reports that a 17-year-old juvenile boy has been charged with murder, but his identity has not been disclosed due to his age.

The boy was charged with first-degree murder after he was arrested Saturday, and booked into the Forrest County Correctional Center.

Hattiesburg Police Public Information Officer Tate Rutland said the shooting happened early Monday morning at the Pine View Apartments.

He said that the firing took place shortly before 5 am after which the officers were alerted and when they reached the spot, they found Jena Lamzi lying unconscious on the outer staircase.

Officers administered first aid to the girl until medics arrived, but she did not survive.

Police say the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and more arrests are expected. If anyone has information in this regard, please inform the police.

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