- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Three people are accused of killing a 20-year-old North Carolina man, and police are searching for a fourth suspect.

WSOC TV reports Richard Abernathy was shot in the face shortly after midnight Sunday while he was sitting in a car in Gastonia. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say three men have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

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