15-year-old Sanford boy dies after shooting

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SANFORD — Police in Sanford have issued warrants for a man in connection with a shooting in which a teenager died of his wounds.

Capt. Harold Layton said a warrant for 21-year-old Pierre Alexander Amerson has been upgraded to murder. Layton said Amerson was originally charged with aggravated assault.

Officers responded Monday night to a report of a gunshot victim. Police said they found the 15-year-old with gunshot wounds to his face and shoulders.

Layton said the teenager was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he died Wednesday

No further details about the shooting were made available.