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Illinois boy, 11, charged with murder

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in central Illinois say an 11-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder following the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old woman.

The boy was charged as a juvenile on Monday. Authorities have declined to release his name.

It was reported that Brenda L. Schaad was pronounced dead around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The relationship between the boy and woman was unclear.

Mason County Sheriff Wayne Youell says she died of a single gunshot wound.

The shooting happened about 30 miles north of Jacksonville.

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