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The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. in the area of North Street near Blueberry Place.
When officers got there, they found 17-year-old Antonio Jeremiah Styles with gunshot injuries lying near the basketball court along North Street.
Officers performed CPR on Styles, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives with the FPD Homicide Unit have identified 22-year-old Tykell Lamarr Hall as the person of interest and need help locating him.
Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact Detective W. Lee at (910) 973-3638 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE "P3 Tips" app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.