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12-year-old boy killed in Jersey City

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A 12-year-old boy playing basketball was shot and killed and his father was wounded on a Jersey City street Friday night.

Police say Gywan Levine Jr. and his father, Gywan Levine Sr., were on Rutgers Avenue between Stevens Avenue and Wade Street around 9:50 p.m. when they were approached by two men and shots were fired.

Levine Jr., a seventh grader, was shot in his shoulder and was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he later died according to a Hudson County Prosecutor's Office spokesman. 

His father was shot in the leg and was in stable condition at Jersey City Medical Center.

The boy was dribbling a basketball and his father was coaching him when the shots were fired, scattering bystanders.

One suspect was described as black, in his 20s to early 30s, 5-feet 11 inches to six feet tall and bald or with low-cropped hair.

The second suspect is described as black in his 20s to early 30s and 5-feet 9 inches tall.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said the incident is still under  investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345. All calls will be kept confidential.

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