Gastonia woman shot to death; man arrested

GASTONIA, NC (AP) -- A 22-year-old Gastonia woman has been shot
to death and police have arrested a suspect.

Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Brook Mabe was found dead in the yard
of a home shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Thirty-year-old Jeffery Scott Hughes of Dallas has been arrested
and charged with second-degree murder. He is being held in the
Gaston County jail. It wasn't clear if Hughes has an attorney.

Investigators say Mabe was shot after an argument among some
people at the home.

Police say Hughes fired several shots as he left the home. They
would not say if Mabe was the intended victim.

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