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Police identify teen shot and killed overnight in Newport News

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Posted at 6:38 AM, Oct 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-02 12:42:20-04

Police have identified the 16-year-old who was shot and killed overnight in Newport News.

The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Ricky La ‘Twan Platt. 

It happened around midnight Tuesday morning. Police say at 12:05 a.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Heritage Way to a report of shots fired. As officers were investigating, they discovered a deceased male lying on the ground suffering a gunshot wound to the torso.

NewsChannel 3 will post updates as they become available.