Police: 12-year-old killed after homes hit by gunfire

Wadesboro Police Department (Photo: WSOC)

WADESBORO, NC (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a 12-year-old boy was killed after being hit by gunfire during a drive-by shooting.

News outlets report Wadesboro police were called to a local street just before midnight Wednesday, and when officers arrived, they found two homes had been fired upon.

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A news release from the city said the boy was inside one of the homes and was hit by at least one bullet.

The boy was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said three other children and three adults were also in the home at the time of the shooting but were not hurt.