Pregnant NC Teen Fatally Shot at School Bus Stop | Crime

Pregnant NC Teen Fatally Shot at School Bus Stop | Crime

Published September 14, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police have a suspect in the death of a pregnant 15-year-old who was shot and killed Monday as she waited at a North Carolina school bus stop.

Police spokesman Rob Tufano said the shooting was a result of a domestic dispute. But he declined to elaborate.

Tiffany Wright was shot in the head and rushed to Carolinas Medical Center, where she later died, he said. She was 32 weeks along in her pregnancy.

Hospital spokeswoman Katie Ratchford said the baby was in critical condition.

Wright was found by her foster mother, Tufano said. The shooting happened before dawn as the teen stood at a bus stop in north Charlotte.

The woman had just walked Wright to the bus stop and went back home, he said. She heard at least three gunshots and went outside to find Wright in the street.

The girl attended Hawthorne High School, a school with a special program for pregnant teens. Grief counselors were available for students there Monday morning, said Cynthia Robbins, a spokeswoman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Written by the Associated Press

COMMENTS

Latest in news