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4 people, including young child, shot to death in Brooklyn

AP  |  New York 

Four people, including a young child, were shot to death in a apartment today, hours before students throughout participated in walkouts to protest gun violence.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the deaths were three homicides and a suicide, according to

The child was a girl between the ages of 1 and 2; the other victims were a male apparently in his late teens, a man apparently in his 50s, and a man apparently in his late 20s, according to

A relative found their bodies around 5 a.m. at a high-rise complex, the

has long been one of New York City's most violent neighborhoods. Like other parts of the city, it has experienced a steep decline in crime in recent years. It's still one of the poorest parts of

Young people in the US walked out of class Wednesday to demand action on gun violence in what activists hoped would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month's massacre in

The walkouts, which were among thousands being held across the US and around the world, honored victims of last months' school massacre.

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 00:45 IST