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Suspect arrested after 1 dead in Fort Mill hotel shooting

The search for a gunman continues after a deadly shooting at Sleep Inn Hotel near Carowinds Boulevard.

FORT MILL, S.C. — One person has died after a shooting at the Sleep Inn Hotel in Fort Mill near Carowinds Blvd., the York County Sheriff's Office confirmed via Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

According to deputies, a suspect was located and taken into custody Wednesday evening in Iredell County, North Carolina. 

The shooting happened at the hotel, which is located on Lakemont Blvd. across from the theme park entrance.

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Joshua Richardson-Ros.

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