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One dead and two wounded in party shooting

Feb. 18, 2008 at 4:08 PM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Homicide detectives are searching for suspects in the shooting death of a 12-year-old attending a birthday party in Charlotte, N.C., during the weekend.

Joshua Jackson, 12, a student at Ranson Middle School, was shot and killed while two others were seriously injured in the attack, the Charlotte Observer reported.

The three victims were in a vehicle outside of the Ramses Temple when they shooting occurred. Police said they found Jackson dead inside the vehicle when they arrived and had to have Marcus Belk, 19, and Quadarrick Robinson, 18, taken to the hospital.

Police said Monday that Belk and Robinson were in stable condition but had suffered "serious injuries."

The Ramses Temple had been rented out for a birthday party, but authorities have not said if they know what led to the shooting or if they have any suspects.

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