12-year-old girl shot, killed in Newark

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A juvenile is dead and a person of interest was reported in custody following a shooting Friday night at a home in Newark.

Newark police were called at 9:10 p.m. to a house in the 1000 block of Ridgelawn Avenue near North 29th Street, according to the Licking County sheriff’s office, which dispatches for the city.

Newark Police Chief Barry Connell reported late Friday night that a juvenile who had been shot was transported to a hospital and had died.

A person of interest was reported in custody.

Licking County sheriff’s deputies were providing assistance at the scene.

No further information about the shooting was immediately available.