A 15-year-old boy who was shot in east Charlotte on Sunday has died.

Police identified the victim as Zavier Ellis.

According to a CMPD report, officers were sent to the 8000 block of Sherington Way, in the Hickory Grove Division, around 2:41 p.m. after receiving a call about an assault with a deadly weapon. There they found Ellis suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and died Tuesday.

According to The Charlotte Observer, people who knew Zavier said he was a student at Independence High School. The shooting reportedly happened after a fight outside a vacant home near the school.

Detectives were on scene until late Sunday looking for witnesses. They said this is an active investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.