16-year-old shot to death in targeted attack; 16, 14 year old facing charges: Burlington police

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
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Gun violence is increasing, leading to more young North Carolinians in the courts and the cemeteries.

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 16-year-old is dead after being shot and police said the crime was targeted.

On Sunday, Burlington police said officers responded to the 200 block of Hatch Street on a shooting call and found a person with a gunshot.

Alamance County EMS and Burlington Fire performed lifesaving measures but the teen didn't survive.

Monday, police said their preliminary investigation reveals the 16-year-old male was shot in a targeted incident between two groups of juveniles.

Tuesday, police announced two arrests related to the investigation. A 16-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed robbery. A 14-year-old has been charged with armed robbery in the investigation.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information that could help officers in their investigation is urged to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or use the mobile app, P3 Tips.

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