Teen in Spring Lake dies after shooting, Harnett County deputies say; 2 charged

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Authorities say that a teen was killed Sunday evening in Spring Lake.

The incident was reported just after 6 p.m. in the 100 block of Hillandale Drive, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Emmanuwell Leigh Nelson, 17, died after suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wound, the news release said.

“We have not established a motive for the shooting at this time,” according to the news release.

Authorities did say they were talking to a “person of interest” on Sunday night.

On Monday morning, the sheriff’s office announced two arrests had been made in the case.

Earl Rafel Gaddis, Jr., 19, and Dylan Michael Gaddis, 16, both of Spring Lake, were each charged with homicide and aggravated assault.

They’re both being held under no bond and have a first court appearance scheduled for Monday in Harnett County court.

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