HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The family of a teen shot and killed in February is asking anyone with information on his death to come forward, and is offering up a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Peter Michael Jordan, 19, died after being shot multiple times on February 19 at The Landings apartments off Sam Furr Road near Birkdale. Jordan graduated from Hough High School last year, CMS officials said.

Jordan's death marks the town's first murder since October of 2011.

Huntersville Police say a group of men sped off in a black Chevy Impala right after the shooting, and they need the public's help to identify and locate the persons of interest .

At this point police are offering little information about what they're learning and say any motive at this point is speculation.

Jordan's family is grieving and asking for privacy, but did release a statement to NBCCharlotte on Wednesday. In that statement, the family offered up a $5000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for gunning-down the recent high school grad.

Additionally, the family stated that they've set up an account to help fund the reward. If you're interested in donating, visit any local Wells Fargo Bank and ask to contribute to the Peter Michael Jordan Memorial Fund.

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.

The family's statement in its entirety is as follows:

Who did this to Peter and why?

A fun-loving 19 year old boy, who has touched the lives of so many, was killed on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. His grieving mom, step-father, sister, brothers, family and friends want to know why he was killed at gun point.

Peter was born in New York City and moved to North Carolina with his mom when he was 11 years old. His mom built a beautiful home in Cornelius where she thought it would be a safe and happy place to raise her son.

Peter attended Bradley Middle, Bailey Middle, Lake Norman Charter and Hough High School. He enjoyed playing the keyboard, guitar and drums. He made many friends in North Carolina; friends of all ages, sex, race and ethnic backgrounds. His friends looked up to him as a big brother, best friend and true confidant. They described their relationship with Peter as the person that always had their back, gave them good advice and helped them when they needed help.

Peter was known to have a big heart , and would give you the shirt off his back. The gentle giant as he was sometimes referred to, made his friends and those around him feel he was there to protect them.

The Huntersville Police Department is working around the clock trying to solve this case. Peter s parents, siblings, friends and relatives are asking anyone with helpful information to contact the Huntersville Police Department or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers.

The family of Peter Jordan is offering a reward of $5,000 to anyone with information that would lead to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for Peter s death. The Peter Michael Jordan Memorial Fund has been created and donations can be made at any local Wells Fargo Bank. The funds collected through the memorial fund will be allocated to the reward offered by the family and added to any reward given by Crime Stoppers.

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