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1 teen dead, 1 arrested after shooting in east Charlotte

A 16-year-old is accused of killing a 15-year-old in a shooting on Williams Reynold Drive early Sunday afternoon.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one teen dead in the Hickory Grove area of east Charlotte.

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Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon along William Reynolds Drive, just off Plaza Road Extension in east Charlotte, CMPD said in a release

After arriving at the scene, officers found a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Shortly after, authorities arrested one suspect, a 16-year-old male. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a minor.

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Homicide Unit detectives and Crime Scene Search also responded to conduct an investigation and collect evidence from the scene of the incident.

This investigation is active and ongoing. CMPD is asking anyone with information to call 704-432-TIPS or contact crime stoppers.

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WCNC Charlotte is following this investigation and will continue to provide updates as more information is released.

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