Police investigating after 17-year-old shot, killed at graduation party in Garner

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Garner police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old at a graduation party early Saturday morning.

The Garner Police Department said that Messiah Pitt was shot and killed some time after midnight as a graduation party on Claymore Drive in Garner was ending.

Pitt is the only known injury, according to Capt. Lorie Smith.

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Smith said when officers stopped a car leaving the party, the two back passengers got out and ran. Police detained the two who remained in the car, and are looking for the others, she said.

No one has been arrested or charged in the shooting.

The department has not yet determined whether this was a random shooting, but Smith said there’s no immediate threat to those in the area.

“It’s a very sad situation,” Smith said. “I would encourage anybody in the public, or anyone who was at the party, if they have information, to please contact us.”

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