ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – Police are searching for a teenage suspect after a 17-year-old was shot in a Rocky Mount home early Sunday morning.
At approximately 3:10 a.m. the Rocky Mount Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of Hurt Drive and located a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was transported to UNC Nash Health Care for medical assistance but was later pronounced dead at the facility, a news release said.
His identity has not been released.
Sunday night, police said a 17-year-old boy was charged with accessory after the fact in the homicide. The suspect was taken to a juvenile facility.
Rocky Mount police are currently searching for a second juvenile suspect in connection with the homicide.
Police said the victim and suspects knew each other.
Officers are requesting the public’s assistance and asking anyone with information to call the department at 252-972-1411.