A 15-year-old high school student, 32 weeks pregnant, was shot and killed Monday morning while standing at a school bus stop in north Charlotte.
Police identified the victim as Tiffany Wright. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said Wright was an 11th-grader at Hawthorne High School, which provides a special program for pregnant students and those with young babies.
Wright was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center. Her baby was delivered and was being treated, police said.
Police said they believed the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute, and that officers were looking for a suspect.
The shooting happened about 6 a.m. in the 6700 block of Mallard Creek Road, between Sugar Creek Road and W.T. Harris Boulevard. Police said they responded to a report of a shooting and found Wright in the street, shot in the head.
Tracey Pickard, Hawthorne High’s principal, was quoted in the Charlotte Observer as saying Wright came to the school in August and was “extremely focused.”
CMS officials said grief counselors are sent to Hawthorne High.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call homicide detectives at 704-432-TIPS, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.