CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN)– A teen was shot and killed by another teen near Clayton, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. at a house on Breland Drive near Cleveland High School.
Deputies said a 16-year-old was shot to death and another 16-year-old, who lived at the house, was detained.
Some neighbors say they were surprised because it’s usually a quiet community.
“I woke up to the flashing lights coming through the window and, you know, I just took a peak out there and saw a couple police cars and stuff. I didn’t even hear anything go on,” said Stephen Whiter, who lives nearby.
Investigators later secured a juvenile petition and secure custody order on the 16-year-old for murder.
The homicide remains under investigation.