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Posted: Sunday, August 24th 2014 at 9:37pm

Boy, 13, shot to death inside Carrollton bedroom

By The Associated Press
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CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) Police are trying to learn why a 13-year-old boy was shot to death in his bedroom in west Georgia.

Police say witnesses heard gunfire between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday. They said relatives later discovered Nizzear Rodriguez with a gunshot wound when they awoke and called 911. Police say family members were trying to take the boy to a hospital when officers arrived, but it was too late to save him.

Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs tells WXIA-TV that authorities believe someone went into the child's bedroom and shot him while he was in bed.

WSB-TV reports that Nizzear was an eighth-grader at Carrollton Junior High School. Police say the school planned to have grief counselors on the campus Monday morning.



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