16-year-old teen shot and killed in Florida

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A 16-year-old man was shot dead in the province of Escambia, Florida late.

The sheriff’s office says the shooting took place around 11 pm. At the Forrest Creek Apartments at 34 Patton Dr.

The deputies arrived at the scene and found a young man with bullet wounds. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Representatives have identified the victim as 16-year-old Geoffrey Kennel Jr.

The deputies have detained one person, but they have not yet announced whether they will be charged.

The investigation is underway. No further details were revealed at this point.

A second shooting occurred in the province of Escambia a few hours later. Representatives say the victim was taken to hospital after being shot in an unknown location.

Representatives say they are still investigating whether the shootings are linked.

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