Child shot, killed in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) Danville police are investigating the shooting death of a child.

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Few details are available. It happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Edmonds St.

When they responded, officers found a boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He later died at Danville Regional Medical Center.

While police aren't saying much about the incident, WDBJ7 reached out to a pastor from a church just down the street from where this happened.

He said the incident is devastating.

Pastor Loretta Murray said, "I was very very sad. It's heartbreaking too for a young child's life to be taken out like that. It was very devastating in my spirit because I know that shouldn't have happened."

Police are investigating the situation. The child's name and age have not been released.