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Texas Boy Charged With Murder In Shooting Of 10-Year-Old Brother

CONROE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his 10-year-old brother in southeast Texas, authorities say.

The Montgomery County sheriff's office says deputies on Saturday afternoon responded to a shooting call in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston. Authorities found the 10-year-old boy with a single gunshot wound to his chest area.

The child was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Authorities say the 12-year-old was placed in custody in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Further details of the shooting were not released. Authorities say it's an active investigation.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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