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14-year-old shooting death sparks homicide investigation

Police say Jakaylen Chambers was inside a home playing video games before he was shot.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 14-year-old is dead after being shot early Tuesday morning in Greensboro, according to police reports. 

Greensboro police said they got a call about a shooting on McPherson Street around 12:21 a.m. When officers arrived, they found Jakaylen Chambers suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Police say he was inside a home playing video games just before he was shot.

Chambers was taken to a hospital to be treated for critical injuries. Chambers has since died from the injuries, and the shooting is being investigated as a homicide. 

News 2 spoke with Chamber's sister, Lakeeshia Russell, who says her brother was loving and caring. He loved his mother, friends and family dearly and loved to play video games. 

Russell says he attended Guilford eLearning University Prep at Jackson Middle school and was in the 8th grade.

Guilford County School District says the school will have a virtual crisis team and counselors available.

There is no word on a suspect. The investigation is ongoing 

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for any tips that lead to an arrest. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. 

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