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Three teens charged with second-degree murder appear in Saskatoon court

WATCH ABOVE: Three teens charged in Saskatoon’s 15th homicide of 2019 appeared in a packed courtroom.

Three young offenders charged in Saskatoon’s 15th homicide of the year appeared in court on Nov. 7.

They’re facing second-degree murder charges and their lawyer has requested they remain in custody at facilities in Saskatoon or Prince Albert.

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There are also orders for no contact with each other.

Two of the boys are 15-years-old. The third is 17.

The courtroom was packed with supporters of the teen victim, who died on Nov. 2.

More than a dozen people were standing to watch the proceedings.

Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) said an autopsy found the victim died of a gunshot wound.

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First responders found the 15-year-old victim at the Teachers Credit Union (TCU) branch on Arlington Avenue around noon on Nov. 2.

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SPS conducted search warrants at three homes and gathered physical evidence of the crimes, arresting two teens during the process.

One 15-year-old is also charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited and was found to be in possession of a long-barrelled rifle.

Supporters of the victim’s family say they are pleased with how people from all corners of Saskatoon have come forward in support.

Police don’t believe the shooting was a random act.

All three accused are set to be back in court Nov. 15.

The 17-year-old was set to be sentenced on different charges on Nov. 25, but that has been pushed forward to Nov. 15.