HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville Police say they need help identifying the men who sped off after a shooting which killed a recent high school graduate.
Peter Michael Jordan, 19, died after being shot multiple times Wednesday night at The Landings apartments off Sam Furr Road near Birkdale. Jordan graduated from Hough High School last year, CMS officials said.
Police were back at the apartment complex Thursday searching for clues to help solve the town's first murder since October, 2011.
"Sad to hear. Very sad story," said neighbor Nehemiah Cox.
He lives in the same building where Jordan was shot.
"Such a waste of such a young life," he said.
Police are pursuing leads and interviewing witnesses to determine who murdered Jordan and why.
At this point police are offering little information about what they're learning and say any motive at this point is speculation.
But, they know a group of men sped off in a black Chevy Impala right after the shooting.
Captain Kevin Johnston says police need the public's help finding the men and the car.
"They're not suspects at this point; they are persons of interest we'd like to try to make contact with," Johnston said.
Neighbors report hearing two gunshots in an apartment complex known for being quiet - almost hidden, if you didn't know where you were going.
"We're a very quiet community; we never have these kinds of issues or drama," Cox said.
"This appears to be an isolated incident. We are going to be in The Landings today, tomorrow and next week, and we're going to help the community recover. Huntersville is a safe place, and we'll do everything in our power to help keep it that way," said Johnston.
Police say Jordan was not on the lease at that apartment, but some close friends are.
Jordan's family is grieving and asking for privacy.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting, the guys who took off or the car they were in to call Huntersville Police at (704) 464-5400 or North Meck Crime Stoppers at (704) 896-7867.