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Teenage girl fatally shot in Mount Holly park

A girl was fatally shot in River Street Park in Mount Holly on Monday afternoon.
A girl was fatally shot in River Street Park in Mount Holly on Monday afternoon. WBTV

A teenage girl died after being shot multiple times in a Mount Holly park on Monday afternoon, according to the Mount Holly Police Department.

The victim had no identification, police said, and her identity is not known.

She was shot in River Street Park at about 3 p.m. and was taken by EMS to Caromont Regional Medical Center, where she was declared dead.

Police described her as a light skinned, black teenager 12 to 18 years old, 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-3, with a petite build. Her hair was pulled back. She wore a red hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and Michael Jordan shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mount Holly Police Department at 704-827-4343 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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