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Friday, February 24, 2012

17-year old New Jersey boy shot and killed across from elementary school

17-year old Damel Mitchell was a good kid, apparently, but received a phone call that led him to go to an athletic field across from a Roselle, New Jersey elementary school.  There, at 10:30 in the morning, he was shot dead.

From the article and video:
Seventeen-year-old Damel Mitchell was a good kid, intelligent and one of a kind according to his friends, but on Monday morning his young life was cut short. His friends told PIX11 that Mitchell received a phone call in the morning, telling him to meet someone at the Sylvester Land Field -- which he did.

According to police, officers were called just a little before 11am Monday to report a shooting. They responded and found Mitchell at the athletic field -- he was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives canvassed the area, looking for evidence, and say their investigation is still continuing, but no arrests have been made yet.

Adults, who work with area youth, said Mitchell's murder is heartbreaking, especially because Sylvester Land Field was donated to the community by the town to deter kids from violence.

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