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Boy, 12, Arrested in Shooting Death of 9-Year-Old Girl

New Orleans police say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested on a negligent homicide charge in the death of a 9-year-old girl.

Police spokesman Gary Scheets says in an emailed statement that the two were related, but other information about the boy cannot be released because he's a juvenile.

Police said in an earlier news release that the girl was in a residence when she was shot about 11 p.m. Saturday in the upper torso. She died later at a hospital.

The New Orleans coroner's office in a news release Monday identified the slain girl as Alisia Williams.