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Westside Savannah youth dies, charges filed

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A 12-year-old has been charged in the Friday night shooting death of an 11-year-old playmate in west Savannah. 

The two boys were handling a gun at a house on the 1400 block of Church Street when the gun fired about 9 p.m. Montrez Burroughs of the 800 block of Joe Street was struck and later died at Memorial University Medical Center.

The 12-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18 and was being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate.

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