HIGH POINT, N.C. – Two teenagers were shot and killed the day after Christmas in High Point, according to a High Point police press release.
Carter M. Wilson, 19, of High Point, and Ethan C. Mitchell, 18, have been identified as the victims.
High Point police were called to 4101 Braddock Road at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after a call from someone at the home saying a shooting happened there involving two people.
Arriving officers found two men with gunshot wounds close to each other in the backyard, according to police.
Officers checked the first victim, Wilson, and determined he was deceased.
The second victim, Mitchell, was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
There were several other people at the home that will be interviewed by detectives, according to police.
Neighbor Victor Jarvis said he heard a series of five gunshots in a row and then about another five shots after that.
“We moved into this neighborhood because of good rating, good school district, and it does make you feel uncomfortable,” said Curtis Rice, another neighbor.
Another neighbor said he heard arguing coming from the home’s backyard at about midnight followed by gunshots, screaming and then more gunshots.
Friends of the victims told FOX8 that a vigil has not been scheduled.
No other details are being released at this time as detectives work to determine a motive and identify any person(s) responsible.
Anyone with any information can call Detective Wade at (336) 887-7841 or Crimestoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.