NC teen shot, killed at birthday party
RAEFORD, N.C. — Hoke County deputies said a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed during a birthday party at a mobile home.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that DeAndre Ricketts was shot once in the head around 1:20 p.m. at 828 S. Bethel Road near Raeford.
Authorities said no other injuries were reported. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said about 200 people attended the party including a few adults.
Peterkin said deputies are trying to find a motive in the shooting. He said he believes more than one gun was fired.
Ricketts was a student at Hoke County High School.
Read more: The Fayetteville Observer