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Family: Teen shot in southeast Raleigh a victim of random violence

Posted August 8, 2015 7:24 a.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2015 8:10 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are investigating the shooting death of 13-year-old Keyshawn Tyrell Gregory Friday night in the 1400 block of Beauty Avenue.

Gregory's grandmother, Ada Gregory, and stepmother, Daysha Mitchell, said he was hanging out with friends on Beauty Avenue and that they believe he is the victim of a random act.

"I don’t know why somebody would do something like this to a 13-year-old,” Mitchell said.

Ada Gregory said her grandson's friends, frightened by the shooting, put him in the car and were driving when they realized how serious his injury was and called police.

"The guys that were with him, they were young fellows themselves, and we were told those guys did try to help him,” she said.

Officers were called to the intersection of East Jones and North State streets, where they found him dead inside a vehicle.

"We love him, but God loves him more,” Ada Gregory said. "God just wanted him to come home with him."

"That boy had his whole life ahead of him," Mitchell said. "It’s just so sad somebody took that life away.”

Police did not release any information about suspects or the investigation.

Anyone with information help with the investigation is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.