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14-year-old girl dies after shooting in Gastonia, suspect vehicle found abandoned

The incident happened on North Chester Street around 1:18 p.m. Gastonia Police say the initial call was for a medical emergency.
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 2:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 5:44 PM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say a 14-year-old girl has died after a shooting in Gastonia Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened on North Chester Street around 1:18 p.m. Gastonia Police say the initial call was for a medical emergency.

Responding officers determined that a 14-year-old girl was suffering from a gunshot wound.

The shooting investigation became a homicide investigation after the teen girl died from her injuries at the hospital.

Detectives believe that this is an isolated incident.

Officers say the suspect vehicle seen leaving the area is described as a 2013 or 2014 white Chevrolet Impala with temporary plates and a dent on the left rear bumper.

Around 5:40 p.m., Gastonia Police said the suspect vehicle was found abandoned in a neighboring county. There are no suspects are in custody and police say there is no additional suspect information available at this time.

Police have not provided any other details about this incident.

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