Carroll County teen dies in shooting incident, officials say

17-year-old Candace Chrzan, a Mount Zion High School student. (Photo: Carroll Co. Sheriff's Office)

Authorities said a Mount Zion High School student was fatally shot during an incident at a home in Carroll County on Tuesday.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said it is assisting the Mount Zion Police Department in an investigation into the death of 17-year-old Candace Chrzan.

Investigators said they responded to the scene on Bowdon Junction Road at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials said preliminary details of the investigation indicated Chrzan was shot and killed while with friends in the backyard of a home.

Officials said the investigation remains active and all parties involved are cooperating.


Investigators are working with the District Attorney's Office and no other details will be released, pending the outcome of the investigation. 

A spokesperson for Carroll County Sheriff's Office asked to respect the privacy of the victim's family and remember her classmates at Mount Zion High School.

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