19-year-old charged after 16-year-old shot, killed near Gastonia gas station, officials say

GASTONIA, N.C. — One person was shot and killed Wednesday night near the Circle K on Cox Road in Gastonia, police said.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m.

The victim has been identified as a 16-year-old juvenile, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

Brandon Cunningham, 19, was arrested Wednesday night in connection with this case.

Cunningham has been charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond, according to police.

He had his first court appearance on Thursday.

The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Gastonia Police Department at 704-866-3300.

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Coleman Montgomery, wsoctv.com

Coleman is a photojournalist for Channel 9.