17-year-old dies in hospital following Catawba County shooting


CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A 17-year-old died in the hospital Wednesday evening following a shooting incident in Maiden, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies said at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 7 they were called to the area of Startown Rd and Blackburn Bridge Rd for reports of a shooting. 

They said deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office found a vehicle stopped on the side of the roadway with a person inside who had been shot. That person was transported to CMC Lincoln. 

Investigators discovered the shooting actually took place at a home in the 4000 block of Fairview Drive. After interviewing several people, deputies found that there was an exchange of gunfire at the home.

Investigators learned that the person who was shot and taken to CMC Lincoln was a 17-year-old young man. The teenager was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

No arrests have been made at this time. Interviews are still being conducted, the sheriff’s office said. 

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