'Black boy, 15,' shot dead after police 'opened fire' in latest US shooting

A black boy is reported to have been shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with a police officer in the US.

Reports say shooting broke out in the city of St Cloud, Minnesota, around 60 miles northwest of Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed last month, triggering global protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Eyewitness video posted on Twitter claims to show the moments immediately after the shooting.

One user wrote: “A black man in St Cloud, MN was shot by police by NY Gyro.

“All I’ve been able to figure out at this point… cops aren’t saying s***, one said no one was shot, which we know isn’t true.”

Unconfirmed reports say the victim is a 15-year-old boy.

Police in St Cloud have denied anyone was killed in the shooting, rejecting the reports of eyewitnesses.

NBC journalist Kurt Chirbas tweeted: “St. Cloud Police says social media reports of a fatal officer-involved shooting are NOT correct.

“They say officer was shot in hand during an arrest and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

“Officers did not return fire and subdued a suspect, who has non-life-threatening injuries.”

St Cloud, Minnesota shooting

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