Rocky Mount police have released the identities of four teens shot while playing basketball Monday night.
Authorities said three of the victims – Michael Lyons, 17, Jakavis Whaley, 19, and Antwon Jefferson, 13 – were taken to Nash General Hospital for gunshot wounds, where they were treated and released. Nyreek Horne, 12, also was shot and flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he is listed in critical condition.
The juveniles reportedly were playing basketball around 6 p.m. when shots rang out in the streets surrounding Word Tabernacle Church, and the victims were wounded. Police said the gunman was seen in the area prior to the shooting and was last seen running toward a light blue small SUV, which was parked near the scene of the crime. No arrests have been made.
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