Teen dies from gunshot, another juvenile taken into custody, Raleigh police say

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Teen dies from gunshot, another juvenile taken into custody
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A teen shot overnight in Raleigh has died, according to police.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A teen shot overnight in Raleigh has died, according to police.

"It's so unfortunate for us to have to experience this again at the beginning of the year like this," Raleigh-Apex NAACP President Gerald Givens said. "Unfortunately right now, we're living at a time where more young people are dying from gun violence than car accidents in the United States."

Raleigh Police Department said the call came in just before 11 p.m. Thursday from a home on Harmony Court in the Nottingham Woods neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they found a teenager with a serious gunshot injury. First responders rushed the teen to the hospital, but he died from his injuries.

Just before 4 p.m. Friday, Raleigh Police Department announced an underage male was in custody and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case.

The investigation remains open and active.

"Where we stand right now with teens and gun violence is trying to get them to understand to slow down," Givens said. "You do not want to pull out a firearm and have 30 seconds change the rest of your life forever -- and also to change somebody else's family's life forever."

Crime Tool: ABC11 Neighborhood Safety Tracker

The shooting took place in a part of Raleigh that ranks among the highest for murder rate, according to ABC11's Neighborhood Safety Tracker.

"We have identified three different areas of the city that we're going to be working on gun violence," Givens said. "Over the next few years, we're going to start off around that New Bern Avenue area that everybody has known about for years."

Authorities have not released the identities of any of the people involved in this case.