15-year-old shot to death south of Lillington

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Harnett County teen dies after shooting
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Owen Caltagirone was 15.

LILLINGTON, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Harnett County Sheriff's Office says a 15-year-old boy has died after a shooting early Monday.

Deputies said they got a call about the shooting around 12:50 a.m. in the 2-thousand block of Highway 27 West south of Lillington.

Deputies on the way there were flagged down by family members and friends who were taking the teen to the hospital while doing CPR.

Owen Caltagirone was later pronounced dead at Central Harnett Hospital.

Deputies said one of the people doing CPR on the teen claimed to be the shooter and said it was accidental.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Sheriff Wayne Coats said the shooter is 16 years old and is cooperating with the investigation. Coats said the weapon was a shotgun.

He asked the community to pray for the family.

The sheriff said the investigation continues and his investigators will be meeting with the district attorney to decide on any possible charges.


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