A 14-year-old girl has died after being shot Sunday afternoon in northeast Charlotte. Authorities have identified the victim as Vanessa Sarai Santos Garcia.
According to a statement by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of Olando Street in response to an assault with a deadly weapon call.
Once police arrived, they found the teen, inside a house, with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers attempted to save the girl’s life, but Medic pronounced her dead on the scene.
CMPD arrested and charged 18-year-old Junio Alexis Ramos Estrada on counts of involuntary manslaughter, statutory rape and possession of a stolen firearm.
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