Two 12-year-old boys arrested in teen’s shooting death

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Authorities in North Carolina say two 12-year-old boys have been charged in connection with the death of a teenage boy found shot behind a church in Winston-Salem.
Multiple media outlets report Winston-Salem police say the two boys were arrested Monday and each charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 15-year-old Jose Angel Chegue Mendoza.

Police say Mendoza was found with multiple gunshot wounds Friday night in an open area behind the Progressive Apostolic Church.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Police Lt. Eric Montgomery says investigators are not releasing any further information about the boys charged because they are juveniles.

Investigators had previously said that the shooting was not random, and they believed that the victim and shooters knew each other.

No other suspects are being sought.


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