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Flint teen gunned down on New Year's Day

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The home where the teen was shot. The home where the teen was shot.

WNEM TV5 is learning that Flint police are investigating its first homicide of the year.

According to The Flint Journal, a teenager was shot inside a home on the city's north side and later died.

Police were called to a home in the 1700 block of North Chevrolet Avenue around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The Michigan State Police crime lab was also called to the home to assist investigators in the case.

"I don't feel good at all," said Terry Brown.

Brown said he recently moved to the home on North Chevrolet Avenue about three months ago. Brown told TV5 that he lives there with his son and several other family members.

According to Brown, he heard a loud gunshot at about 3:00 am Tuesday morning and then immediately rushed to the basement to check on his son and his son's friend.

"So when I came down I seen his friend... lying down... and my son laying against the wall crying," Brown explained.

"He's shot, he's shot," Brown said as he continued to explain his son's reaction to what had happened. 

Brown, having difficulty composing himself, said the teen later died.

"He was breathing when they took him out," Brown cried.

Police have not identified the victim or revealed his age.

The 66 homicides reported through Monday morning in Flint are tied with that city's 2011 tally. Flint also recorded 66 homicides in 2010. The previous record was 62, set in 1986.

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