Fairbanks police identify 12-year-old gunshot victim

Associated PressJuly 19, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- Fairbanks police say the 12-year-old boy who died Wednesday was apparently shot by another 12-year-old boy.

The boy who died was identified by officers as Malik Boykins.

Police Lt. Dan Welborn tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the boy was visiting a home in the Birchwood Homes neighborhood near Fort Wainwright.

The second boy lives at the home.

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