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13-year-old Durham shooting victim dies

Posted November 5, 2012 10:49 a.m. EST
Updated November 5, 2012 7:01 p.m. EST

— A 13-year-girl who was shot Thursday evening has died, Durham police said Monday.

The shooting happened inside a home in the 1900 block of Faucette Avenue.

The girl, identified as Emily Lopez, was taken to Duke University Hospital with critical injuries.

Investigators on Friday charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with the crime. The boy, a relative of the victim, was served with a juvenile petition with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

He was being held in a Wake County juvenile facility, and police said Monday that the charges he face could be upgraded.

Police haven't said how the two are related. The shooting remains under investigation.