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17-year-old shot, killed in Sanford

Posted August 6, 2009 10:47 a.m. EDT
Updated August 7, 2009 7:16 a.m. EDT

— 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.