Teen shot, killed in Lumberton; homicide investigation underway

Published: Apr. 14, 2018 at 1:13 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:44 AM EDT
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LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A homicide investigation is underway in Lumberton after a 17-year-old  was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Roberts Avenue, according to Captain Terry Parker with the Lumberton Police Department.

Officers were flagged down shortly before 2:00 a.m. Saturday and were told a person was lying in the roadway of Roberts Avenue near McPhail Road.

Evidence at the scene leads investigators to believe the teen was shot. He was transported to Southeastern Regional Medical Center where he later died.

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Keithan Khalil Lynch, of Lumberton. Investigators are still waiting on when and where the autopsy will be performed.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call Detectives Yvette Pitts or Charles Keenum at the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845.

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