Rocky Mount police arrested a teenager Thursday who has been charged in the Monday shootings of three local teenagers and a 12-year-old.
Shyheim Collins, 17, was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police said the bond on Collins has been set at $4 million.
According to police,Collins was seen around 6 p.m. near the Word Tabernacle Church basketball courts near the intersection of Calvary and Edwards streets.
A group of teens and adolescents were playing when gunshots were fired, and four people were wounded. Three of the victims – Michael Lyons, 17, Jakavis Whaley, 19, and Antwon Jefferson, 13 – were treated and released for gunshot wounds at Nash General Hospital. A fourth victim, 12-year-old Nyreek Horne, was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he is listed in critical condition in Greenville.
"Violence is a public safety and public health issue and is preventable, with the will, information, determination and a comprehensive unified community plan,” said N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, in a statement.
Police did not release a motive in the shooting but added that the investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are expected.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Brandon Medina at 343-3181