WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a teenage girl has been charged in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old high school student in southeast Washington.

Police say the shooting happened in the 2600 block of Stanton Road on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say responding officers found the victim, Gary Gordon, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder in his death.

Gordon had been just months shy of graduating from Anacostia Senior High School.

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