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story.lead_photo.caption FILE - A Pine Bluff police vehicle is shown in this 2009 file photo.

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was found dead Tuesday night outside a Pine Bluff school, authorities said.

Officers dispatched to Jack Robey Junior High School, 4101 S. Olive St., at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday found a teen who was inside a vehicle and suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a news release by Pine Bluff police. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.

A 17-year-old boy is in custody in connection with the death, police said Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the teen’s death marked the city’s 23rd homicide of the year.

This story has been updated with the arrest of a 17-year-old. The original version was published at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday.

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