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Investigation Continues Into Teen's Shooting Death in Somerville, Mass.

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    Authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting death of 16-year-old Tenzin Kunkhyen.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

    No arrests have been made as the investigation into the shooting death of a Massachusetts teen continued Wednesday.

    A 16-year-old boy from Malden was shot and killed inside a home on Farragut Avenue in Somerville around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office identified the victim Wednesday as Tenzin Kunkhyen. The DA's office said he was with people he knew and that it wasn't a random act.

    The City of Malden and Malden Public Schools released a joint statement regarding the loss of the teenager.

    "We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of one of our students. What makes this particularly painful was that he was just a teenager. Malden High School will have grief counselors available today and for as long as need to provide assistance to help students and staff cope with this tragedy. We offer our support and deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time."

    A number of friends came by the home Tuesday evening once they got word of the shooting.

    The teen "was always friendly," one person said.

    Another friend came to the scene Wednesday. "We were just talking about it and a lot of people are upset," the friend said.

    A man who was at the scene Wednesday said he was good friends with the teen. 

    "I don't even know how it happened so I don't know what to say. It just sucks, you know," he said.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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