14-year-old dead after being shot in the head; 15-year-old faces murder charge: Sanford PD

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14-year-old dead after being shot in the head: Sanford Police
Sanford police confirm the shooting happened Friday night.

SANFORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Sanford Police Department confirms a teen is dead from gun violence and another teen is facing charges in the case.

Officers started the investigation after responding to a person shot call around 8:48 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of McIver St, a news release states.

Once on the scene, they found a 14-year-old dead on a couch on the front porch from a gunshot to his head.

During their investigation, detectives obtained a secure custody order on a 15-year-old charging him with murder and possession of a firearm by a minor.

He was taken to a juvenile detention facility in Cumberland County pending his appearance in juvenile court.

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The deadly shooting is still under investigation.

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