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Teen dies after being shot multiple times; 15-year-old arrested, Irving police say

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A 16-year-old boy was found fatally shot early Saturday after Irving police received a call of an unconscious person, Irving police said Monday.

Authorities identified the teen as Felipe Escalante of Irving.

A 15-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting and will be taken to the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, police said Monday. The suspect’s name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

Detectives have not commented on a motive for the killing.

Irving patrol officers responded to the call shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of North O’Connor Road in Irving near Irving High School.

When they arrived, Irving police found Escalante dead at the scene of the shooting. He died from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Anyone with information should call Irving police at 972-273-1010 and reference case number 19-14587. Tips also can be submitted to ipdcrimetips@cityofirving.org.

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