Former NC high school student shot, killed

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

MARION, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a former McDowell High School student was shot and killed and a current student was wounded in what investigators describe as a double shooting. 

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/YDXWvN ) that the sheriff's office said 18-year-old Daniel De Jesus Umana-Escobar was dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was a senior at McDowell High before dropping out of school last week. 

Sheriff's Capt. Shanon Smith said 16-year-old Abraham Isai Valdez was transported to Mission Hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head. He's a junior at the high school. 

Investigators said the boys were found Tuesday evening by a nearby resident who was riding an ATV. 

Smith said investigators are still trying to determine a motive and are interviewing family members.

 

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