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Police bring in teen on complaints of shooting and killing boy, 15, in Madill

Patrick Dunn was going to be starting his sophomore year as a Wildcat at Madill High School in southern Oklahoma. Less than two weeks before classes are scheduled to begin, Dunn, 15, died from a gunshot.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm •  Published: August 12, 2014

A shooting in Madill on Sunday that left a teenager dead is being treated as a homicide, police said.

Patrick Dunn, 15, was shot and killed by another 15-year-old boy on Sunday afternoon in the southern Oklahoma town, the Madill Police Department reported.

The boy accused in the incident was arrested by Madill police, who on Tuesday declined to identify the boy or release any investigative or arrest reports. Police said their investigation is ongoing.

Police did share that they were called shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday to a report of a shooting at 501 W Tishomingo St. in Madill. That residence is the home of the grandparents of the boy accused in the shooting, police said.

Public records show the resident of that house is Donald Pittman. Reached by phone Tuesday, Pittman confirmed a shooting did occur at his house Sunday evening, but he declined to comment further.

Dunn was set in two weeks to begin his sophomore year at Madill High School, the school’s principal said.

“(Dunn) was just a good kiddo. It’s a horrible tragedy,” Principal Andy Gower said. “(He) always had a smile on his face. He was certainly part of our student body and really a kid that his peers really liked.”

Gower said the school is preparing to offer emotional support and counseling to students when school begins next Tuesday.

“We’re a relatively small school and a pretty tight group of kids,” Gower said. “Like any family — and we consider all of our kids part of our family — obviously we’re all going to be impacted.”

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