Teen girl shot in Catawba County dies in hospital

A 16-year-old girl was shot in Catawba County Sunday afternoon and died later, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office had not released any names.

Deputies at the scene said an acquaintance of the victim was considering the purchase of a .22-caliber rifle. The teenager was taking pictures of the firearm when the gun fired and hit her in the chest. No charges had been filed. WBTV