NC teen shot, killed at birthday party

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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

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