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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland police Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy Tuesday.

At 6:30 p.m., a Fourth District officer heard a gunshot in the area of East 71st Street and Chambers Avenue and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The teen was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died.

The investigation shows that the victim and the suspect -- a black male in his late teens or early 20s -- were involved in a physical altercation leading to the suspect pulling a gun, police said.

Cleveland police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Homicide Unit at (216) 623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling (216) 252-7463 or text messaging TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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