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BB hits 11-year-old boy at Brockton park

Even though the BB gun ­pellet was lodged in his chest, Lazaro Betancourt III did not realize he had been shot until hours later, when he started to develop a slight pain in his throat.

The Brockton 11-year-old and a friend had been playing basketball Sunday evening when Betancourt was shot. He continued to play, not noticing the little spot of blood seeping through his shirt.

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