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Man arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old in Illinois

DECATUR, Ill. – Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois.

The shooting happened Monday evening near downtown Decatur.

Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired found the boy, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Police say the man was being held on a preliminary charge of involuntary manslaughter. The Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office was expected to review the case.

The Decatur Police Department says additional arrests were possible amid the ongoing investigation.

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