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17-year-old shot, killed in Sanford

Posted August 6, 2009
Updated August 7, 2009

— A 17-year-old from Sanford died early Thursday from a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired found Shamika Nikkia Lett, 17, lying in the street Wednesday night shortly after 8 p.m.

Paramedics took Lett to Central Carolina Hospital. She was later transported by helicopter to UNC Hospitals where she died, police said.


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  • rushbot Aug 6, 2009

    Watch, if they catch the shooter, that person will not get the death penalty because of some sort of bias, despite shooting a 17 year old girl in the head on a public street!

  • chicaescobar Aug 6, 2009

    How can you say that.