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15-year-old shot and killed in Concord

Concord police are trying to determine who fatally shot a 15-year-old high school student while he was riding in a car Sunday night.

Mark Bostic Jr., a sophomore at Jay M. Robinson High School near Concord, died of injuries suffered in the shooting, according to police. No suspects or arrests had been announced as of Monday afternoon.

Officials at Jay M. Robinson High had a moment of silence in memory of Bostic during morning announcements Monday, according to students.

Ronnye Boone, a spokeswoman for the Cabarrus County Schools, said the system provided extra grief counselors at the school. “That is something we do in any type of extraordinary situation like this,” she said.

Police learned of the shooting shortly before 10 p.m., when officials at CMC-NorthEast hospital in Concord contacted authorities and said a gunshot victim had been brought to the hospital in a private vehicle.

According to WSOC-TV, the hospital went on lockdown sometime afterward, when a group of people somehow connected to the shooting arrived. The shooting victim died a short time later.

Police say they believe the shooting took place near Corban Avenue SW and Crowell Drive SW. That is on the southwest side of Concord, near Barber-Scotia College.

Boone said Cabarrus County School officials “are certainly saddened by the news. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

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