GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro police began a homicide investigation after a teen was shot and killed over the weekend, according to a news release.
The shooting was reported at 5:55 p.m. in the 3800 block of Central Avenue.
Police found Christian Anthony Jamal O’Neal, 15, of Raleigh, at the scene.
He was declared dead on Saturday.
It is unclear what led up to the shooting.
Dana King, the principal of Millbrook High School in Raleigh, says O’Neal was a freshman and was on the junior varsity football team until around a month ago.
Police say O’Neal was in Greensboro for at least a couple of weeks before the shooting.
O’Neal’s family released the following statement to FOX8:
“Mom kept him and his siblings in church and he was a calm cool person. He was the type to avoid trouble and drama at all cost and believed in walking away. We all are so hurt by this because he was a really good kid and even better big brother and son.”
A GoFundMe has been started to pay for a memorial for O’Neal.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.