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Teen shot in Rocky Mount; family searching for answers

Posted February 19, 2016

— Authorities said a 13-year-old Rocky Mount girl was shot Thursday around 11:30 p.m. inside her home at 902 Nashville Road.

Officials said they believe the teen was struck by a stray bullet that was fired from two groups of individuals in a dispute near the victim’s home.

The victim’s family identified the teen as McKayda Dracy.

Tracy Dracy, the victim’s aunt, said McKayda Dracy is a student at Edwards Middle School in Rocky Mount.

“My aunt came and got me. I thought she was joking, but when I went in there and saw all that blood, I wasn’t hurt; I was crying,” said McKayda Dracy’s brother, Lamont Dracy, 12.

Dracy was transported by Nash County EMS to UNC Nash Hospital and later airlifted to Vidant Hospital in Greenville.

Authorities said the victim was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported from the incident.

“I don’t give a damn who did it or who the bullets were for; it wasn’t for Shay [McKayda]. It wasn’t for anybody in this house,” said Daniel Dracy, McKaya’s father.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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