Police investigating after teenager found dead in Burlington

Burlington police (WGHP file photo)

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in the back of a car in Burlington.

Crews responded shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday to the incident on Vance Street between North Church Street and North Fisher Avenue.

Arriving officers found a 17-year-old male’s body in a car, according to police.

The identity of the victim has not been released. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

The incident caused Vance Street to close for about two hours.