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Police shoot and kill boy in Virginia

A boy has been shot and killed by police in northern Virginia.

Prince William County Police say the shooting occurred Friday around 10.45am local time in Haymarket in the western part of the county, about 37 miles west of Washington.

No officers were injured.

Police say the boy died at the scene. It is unclear what prompted the shooting or whether the boy was armed.

Police spokesman Nathaniel Probus had no information on the races of either the boy who died or the officer who fired the shot.

He said the investigation is ongoing and that detectives were still at the scene Friday afternoon.

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