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Ottawa police investigating 'suspicious death' of boy, 16, in Centretown

An arm patch is seen on an Ottawa Police Service officer during a news conference, in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld/File) An arm patch is seen on an Ottawa Police Service officer during a news conference, in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld/File)
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The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a suspicious death of a 16-year-old boy that happened Friday evening in Centretown.

Police say they received a call at 7:55 p.m. reporting a possible fight happening at McNabb Park located at the corner of Bronson and Gladstone avenues.

Upon arrival, police say they found the teen with serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

While no arrests have been made, police do not believe there is a risk to public safety.

Police did not release the name of the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to come forward and contact the Ottawa Police Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppers.ca.

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