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Teen killed in north Raleigh shooting

Posted August 15, 2012 7:54 p.m. EDT
Updated August 16, 2012 12:04 p.m. EDT

— Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened off Capital Boulevard in north Raleigh Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 3800 block of Rolling Green Court around 4:45 p.m., where they discovered a 16-year-old male victim outside the Lexington on the Green apartment complex.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was being withheld per a request from the family, police said.

Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots followed by police sirens.

"I first came outside, I heard there was a shooting. I heard the gunshots," said Keenan Whittenburg, who lives at the apartment complex. "I don't know exactly what happened, but I know it was over by the mailboxes."

Police said Thursday that a silver or gray mini-van was seen driving through the apartment complex around 4:45.

Some witnesses told investigators that the vehicle was cutting people off and nearly causing crashes near the intersection of Rolling Green Court and New Hope Road.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP or visit the website at www.raleighcrimestoppers.org.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.