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Twelve-year-old boy shot by policeman dies in US

November 24, 2014, 9:04 UTC+3

The boy died in hospital after surgery

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NEW YORK, November 24. /TASS/. The 12-year-old boy who was shot by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, has died, local media reported Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday when a local police department received a call about a man with a gun at a children's playground.

When the two responding police officers arrived at the scene, they found a boy they told to show his hands. The boy allegedely reached for his belt, and one of the officers fired his gun twice, aiming at the boy's chest. The boy died in hospital after surgery.

Police shootings have got much attention after a policeman shoting an African-American in the US city of Ferguson provoked riots against police violence around the country.

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