Witness: Pregnant teen shot, killed while asleep on couch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police were on the scene of a deadly shooting in west Charlotte for more than 10 hours Wednesday.

The shooting happened after 2 a.m. at an apartment building on Leake Street off of West Boulevard and Billy Graham Parkway.

Police confirmed the female victim died after shots were fired into an apartment.

Investigators said a 19-year-old woman was asleep on the couch.

The victim was identified as Ondrea Japonica Stevenson, 19.

Officers arrived at the Little Rock Apartments and said they found the woman shot.

Eyewitness News spoke with a woman, who says her niece lives inside the apartment that was shot into. She says her niece and three other women were sleeping inside the apartment when gunshots rang out.

The women woke up and found Stevenson shot on the couch. She was rushed to the hospital.

A friend of the victim told Channel 9 she was expecting her first child.

Several police cruisers are parked outside the crime scene.

Investigators say it is unclear what led up to the shooting, but are canvassing the neighborhood and interviewing people in the area.

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