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7-year-old dies after being shot during filming of rap video in Gastonia

A source told WCNC Charlotte that the girl was shot while a rap video was being filmed at the home.

GASTONIA, N.C. — A 7-year-old has died following a shooting in Gastonia last week, the Gastonia Police Department reports.

A source told WCNC Charlotte that the girl was shot while a rap video was being filmed at the home on Ware Avenue. Police said the child was taken to a local hospital for treatment but later died. 

Police said her uncle, 30-year-old Jeremy Quintrel Lewis, was arrested last week but was later charged with second-degree murder Tuesday morning. 

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