NC pregnant teen dies after being shot at bus stop

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A pregnant teen who was shot at her school bus stop in northeast Charlotte early Monday morning has died as a result of her injuries.

The shooting was in the 6700 block of Mallard Park Drive and occurred just before 6am. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the victim is 15-year-old Tiffany Wright.

When police arrived, they found Wright lying on the street suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The teen's foster mother said she went inside the house to get Wright a glass of water.  The foster mother told police she heard about three to four gunshots. When she went outside, she found that Wright had been shot.

"Witnesses heard a car speeding away after the shooting, but we don't have a good description of the car at this time," CMPD chief Rodney Monroe said.

Wright was 32 weeks pregnant, police said.

She was critically injured and transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main. Doctors were able to save the baby's life, but they were unable to save the mother police said.

Since the shooting occurred Monday morning, there has been a heavy police presence in the neighborhood and investigators are following leads, a police spokesman said.

If you have any information about the shooting, call 704.332.TIPS or call CrimeStoppers at 704.334.1600.

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