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1 teen dead, 2 others injured in east Charlotte street fight
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A street fight early Sunday in east Charlotte left one teen dead and two others wounded.

The fight broke out shortly after midnight in the 5900 block of Timbertop Lane, just west of the Interstate 485 loop, according to police.

Kevin Washington, 18, died at the scene from a gunshot wound. Garrett Hall, 18, suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and remained hospitalized late Sunday. Tevin Horton, 18, was treated for a gunshot wound to his arm and released.

Witnesses told police that a large number of people were attending a party at a home on Timbertop Lane when a fight broke out between two groups. The shooting happened on the street, police said.

When officers arrived they found three males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Washington was pronounced dead by paramedics; Hall and Horton were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Washington had recently moved back to Charlotte after spending a year in Keller, Texas. He had recently graduated from Central High School in Keller and hoped to attend college in North Carolina to study medicine, the Observer reported.

The CMPD gang unit, vice & narcotics unit and the K-9 unit all responded to assist in the investigation, along with the Mecklenburg district attorney’s homicide prosecution team.

The east Charlotte killing was the second homicide reported in Charlotte over the weekend.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, police were called to an apartment in the 8000 block of Andover Creek Drive, just east of South Boulevard, where a woman had stabbed her boyfriend. He died at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Read more at CharlotteObserver.com.

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