It happened around 3:15 a.m. Sunday at the Cookout restaurant on New Bern Avenue.
There's no word yet on who may have shot 18-year-old Trevion Ragland, whose body was found inside an overturned vehicle with a gunshot wound.
A restaurant employee called 911 and told authorities that there was a group arguing. The employee told them four people broke away and left in a silver P.T. Crusier, and that they were armed.
"As they were leaving the parking lot, they let off shots," said the caller.
That employee then says their security guard returned fire.
About a mile and a half away, the P.T. Cruiser had flipped at the corner of Poole Road and MLK Boulevard.
It's not clear yet if the bullet from the guard hit Ragland, or if someone else shot him. The investigation continues.
In the meantime, Ragland's family is just asking one thing of anyone involved at this time.
"This is a time of mourning. It's a time for not retribution in any kind of way. It's a time to come together." said Ragland's aunt, Claudia Brockington. "We don't understand who would want to harm him, why they harmed him, or why he was left alone."
Funeral arrangements are still being finalized. The family has set up a memorial fund at the Fifth Third bank under "In Memorial of Trevion 'Tre Tre' Ragland."
Anyone with information that might help police get to the bottom of what happened is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.