Police: 14-year-old in custody following Kannapolis homicide

Police say the car crashed into a home off Elwood Street.
A 17-year-old was shot and killed and two other juveniles were injured.
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 2:02 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 at 10:48 AM EST
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - A 14-year-old is now in custody after a shooting Thursday evening in Kannapolis killed another teen and injured two others, according to police.

Officers with the Kannapolis Police Department responded to a shooting call around 11 p.m. on Elwood Street. There, they found 17-year-old Charlotte resident Ty’el Hankins dead in his car. Officers said he had been shot inside the vehicle and crashed into a home.

[Read also: 18-year-old shot and killed in Kannapolis, police say]

Two juveniles were also involved and taken to a hospital, but are expected to be OK.

This is still an active investigation. Get the latest updates sent straight to your device by downloading the free WBTV News app.

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