Two children have been charged with manslaughter after an alleged altercation with another youngster who was struck by a car and killed.
Authorities in North Carolina said the suspects, an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, were charged after being interviewed by detectives at a police station.
The victim, also an 11-year-old boy, was said to have been hit by the vehicle after stepping on to a road during an apparent altercation with the pair in the city of Charlotte.
“This altercation led to the victim entering the roadway and ultimately being struck by a vehicle,” police said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
Police said the driver of the vehicle has not been charged over the incident, which happened outside a local middle school at Rama Road and Cabotwood Lane on Thursday evening.
The children who have been charged with involuntary manslaughter will not be named by police due to their ages.