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16-year-old dies after found with gunshot wound in Mesquite, police say

Police said they responded to the 2800 block of Clay Mathis Road, where a witness reported seeing a person "fall from a vehicle."

MESQUITE, Texas — A 16-year-old has died after he was found with a gunshot wound Saturday evening, Mesquite police said. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Police said they responded just after 7 p.m. to the 2800 block of Clay Mathis Road, where a witness reported seeing a person "fall from a vehicle." The incident was initially believed to be a vehicle accident, police said.

According to police, officers found the 16-year-old lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

The victim's mother identified the victim as Key'Mydre Palmer Anderson.

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Key'Mydre Palmer Anderson

Further details, such as where the victim may have been shot, were not immediately released as the investigation continues.

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