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Teen killed in birthday party shooting in Raeford

Posted October 13, 2013
Updated November 25, 2014

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— Investigators say a 16-year-old boy has been shot and killed during a birthday party in Hoke County.

Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said more than 100 people were at the party when gunfire rang out around 1:15 a.m. Sunday at the mobile home near Raeford.

Authorities say the victim, Hoke County High School student DeAndre Ricketts, was shot in the head. No one else was wounded.

Peterkin says his deputies are trying to talk to people at the party and track down other leads.

No arrests have been made, and the sheriff isn't sure what prompted the shooting. He does think more than one gun was fired.


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  • lopo Oct 15, 2013

    Drove by there on my way to work, why don't the media cover how the crowd was calling EMS and Police racist slurs. It was close to a riot.

  • bdu4dals2 Oct 14, 2013

    Lets see, 100 people at a trailer, 16 year old shot, 1:15 am, obviously at this point nobody saw anything, and I'm sure it was properly supervised so there were no drugs or alcohol involved.....another epic fail by multiple parents.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 14, 2013

    Shaking my head.