Man arrested in Gastonia murder

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - Police say they have charged a man with murder after a woman was shot and killed Wednesday night.

The incident was reported at 7:35 p.m. on the 1600 block of N. Webb Street, according to the report from the Gastonia Police Department.

Police say a disagreement between a few people erupted into violence near the intersection of Webb and May Streets.  Theresa Louise Sanders, 42, was shot and killed.  An estimated 200 people gathered on the scene as word spread of Sanders' murder.

Police have arrested 38-year-old Mark Eric Collins and charged him with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.

A 15-year-old girl was also hurt in the gunfire. She is expected to be okay.

Police have yet to file formal charges.

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