A 17-year-old was killed by gunfire Friday night in the southern part of Danville, authorities reported.

Officers rushed to the 700 block of Paxton Street shortly before 9 p.m. Friday after receiving a report of shots fired, according to a news release from the Danville Police Department.

Police found Genesis Salarae Horton, 17, with a gunshot wounds to torso. He was transported to Sovah Health-Danville where he died from his injuries, police report.

The body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

Authorities did not provide any other details in the news release, but noted the homicide investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information should call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, the detective division at (434) 799-6508 or e-mail crimetips@danvilleva.gov. Information given will remain confidential.

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