17-year-old killed, 15-year-old in critical condition after shooting in High Point; stolen car may be connected to case

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Kobe Manwarren
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two teenagers were shot in High Point, and one has since died at the hospital, according to police. At about 7:53 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of Triangle Lake and Hickory Chapel roads. At the scene, officers found two teenagers suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say 17-year-old Kobe Manwarren, of High Point, was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. Manwarren was a junior at Ragsdale High School. The school has a grief counseling team on hand for students. Officers also found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the “lower extremities,” according to a news release. He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. A third teenager was able to get away from the shooting unharmed. Police consider this teen a crucial witness and are trying to find him. Police believe a silver four-door sedan drove through the area, and then drove through again, stopping at a stop sign. At least two people in the car started shooting at the teenagers, firing about 30 rounds before driving off.
A silver 2011 Ford Fusion similar to the stolen vehicle. (Photo: High Point Police via Day Ford)
A silver Ford Focus was stolen from Bellemeade Street several hours prior to the homicide. It is unknown if the cases are related, but stolen vehicles have been used recently in shootings, High Point police said. The stolen vehicle has a North Carolina registration tag of PMH-2915. Anyone who locates this vehicle is asked to call 911. High Point police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Blackman at (336) 887-7834 or Crime Stoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.

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