A 19-year-old was killed in a shooting at a graduation party in Rocky Mount Saturday night, police said. A 17-year-old was also hurt in the shooting.
TIM PULLIAM: You know, Andrea, Rocky Mount Police need help finding the shooter who unleashed gunfire while this graduation party was taking place. Neighbors tell me that they are urging the suspect to turn themselves in. Rocky Mountain Police say that all of this unfolded, Saturday evening around 8:30, here on Windsor drive. Now, when they arrived, they found a 17-year-old, and a 19-year-old with gunshot wounds. We found dried blood by the home, where these teens were shot. Both victims were taken to area hospitals, but it was the 19-year-old that died, and right now his identity has not been released.
Now just hours earlier, another graduation party shooting. This one happening 100 miles away from here, in Sanford. That shooting taking place at the Baymont Hotel on Horner Boulevard, if you're familiar with that area. Police found 18-year-old Jason Harrington with gunshot wounds. He later died at the hospital. A 16-year-old child is in custody, charged with murder. Now, back out here live on Windsor Drive, we are understanding from neighbors, that the graduation party here was for the 17-year-old gunshot victim. We don't know the status of his condition right now at the hospital. Rocky Mount Police are asking the community to give them a call, or to call their anonymous tip line. Now we will have much more on this on the news, tonight at 11:00. For now, live in Rocky Mount, Tim Pulliam, ABC11 Eyewitness News.