Police said they responded to a call of shots at Lakeview Park on Dearborn Drive around 8 p.m.
When officers arrived they found 19-year-old Takoreio Jaquan Jackson of Durham dead.
Sources told ABC11 that families and firefighters were nearby at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church having a cookout and saw the shooting take place. The pastor of the church said he and a group of deacons saw the young victim gasping for air before paramedics arrived.
"We heard two shots, some say they was firecrackers, but I was like that ain't no firecrackers. So we walked around and we saw people leaving in a black Jeep and another little boy started trying to shake him talking about getting up and when he saw us then he went to hollering 'he's shot he's shot'," Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church pastor Bobby Moore said.
Police are still looking for a suspect. They were looking for a dark-colored SUV seen leaving the area after the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Cristaldi at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29322 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.