16-year-old boy shot across from Garner High School

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 16-year-old boy is in the hospital after being shot in Garner on Thursday night.

Around 6 p.m., Garner Police Department said it began investigating a shooting that happened in the 1800 block of Spring Drive.

The shooting forced Garner High School, which is across the street, to be placed under a Code Yellow lockdown for 30 minutes as a precautionary measure.

The victim, later identified as 16-year-old Deidre Smith, was taken to WakeMed after being shot in the leg.



A neighbor's surveillance cam caught the sound of five gunshots in the parking lot of the Garner apartments where the teen had been shot and wounded.

"Any time you have an apartment complex like this, the people hear those shots go off and they're gonna come out," said Garner Police Capt. Joe Binns about the effort to find information on the shooter. "We're identifying any potential witnesses. And obviously if we have not talked to someone and they have some information, we certainly wanna talk to them."

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