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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Metro Police say a young boy was shot and killed in a southwest valley home Tuesday.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell told the Las Vegas Review-Journal  that the boy was killed in an afternoon shooting. Cassell says the shooting is being investigated to determine the circumstances and whether or not it was accidental.

He says the boy is 9 or 10 years old.

The shooting happened at a home on Ponderosa Way, near Decatur and Russell Road.

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