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Police: North Carolina teen fatally shot while sleeping

March 23, 2020 GMT

ERWIN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager was fatally struck by a bullet while sleeping early Monday morning, a sheriff’s office told news outlets.

Iyania Rhone, 18, was asleep in a home in Erwin around 12:30 a.m. when multiple shots were fired inside, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said. A bullet struck her pelvic area, and Rhone died from her injuries in a hospital, news outlets reported, citing officials.

Investigators said they believe the shots came from a moving car, news outlets reported. The sheriff’s office is investigating.