ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Two 17-year-olds were shot and one was killed on Sunday night in Elizabeth City.
It happened on Herrington Road near the intersection of Edge Street.
Police tell 10 On Your Side the investigation is active, and they have not yet named any suspects, or released the names of the two young men who were shot.
The teenager who survived the shooting is expected to be okay.
On Monday morning, Elizabeth City Mayor-Elect Kirk Rivers said the area where the shooting happened is home to many senior citizens.
“We have to make sure that’s a safe neighborhood,” he said.
“We have to let residents know we’re going to pray first, and then take action. That’s important. Prayer and action.”
Rivers enlisted his brother, Pasquotank County NAACP President Keith Rivers, to help fight gun violence in the community.
“It’s not isolated,” said Keith Rivers.
“It’s going to take the entire community to bring this together.”
Rivers is calling on faith and community leaders to create and propose new programs designed to keep young people off the street and away from guns.
Mayor-Elect Rivers also said there will be a prayer vigil for gun violence victims Friday afternoon at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City.
Those with information are encouraged to contacted the Elizabeth City Police Department at (252) 335-4321 or the Elizabeth City Tip Line at (252) 390-8477.
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