HIGH POINT, NC - A teenage girl was found dead in High Point Sunday morning after being shot at a gathering at a home.

Around 1:45, officers found a 16-year-old who had been shot in the head in the 700 block of Garrison Street. Three other teens told police someone was shot inside the home. Officers found the girl dead in a downstairs bedroom.

Statements from witnesses say a man shot the teen after he got upset because his stepson and some friends were hanging out at the house while he was out of town. He shot the girl before another teen tackled him, allowing everyone to escape.

The teen's name has not been released yet.

Police say High Point now has 17 homicides for the year. The investigation is still ongoing.

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