CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a teenager was shot and killed in a north Charlotte home Wednesday morning.
CMPD was called to a reported shooting at a home on Ohaus Court near Sunset Road in north Charlotte a little before 6 a.m. Police report there were 8 people in the residence when someone shot into the home.
The gunfire was from outside the house, police say.
Police said in a news conference early Wednesday morning that they believe the shooting was not random and the house was targeted.
While police believe the house was targeted, they are not sure if the victim was the target.
Several neighbors told NBC Charlotte they heard five or six rapid-fire gunshots before police got to the house. A man at the scene said he drove his co-worker to the house when the co-worker said his son had been shot. The victim was identified as 16-year-old Jayvon Christopher Goolsby.
His aunt said he was in an upstairs bedroom, and the family went to check on him and found that he had been shot.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"I just got to work, he said somebody shot in his house, shot his son in the head," the man told NBC Charlotte. "I told him let's go. I don't ask questions, that's family."
Police said they believe someone knows something regarding this homicide.
His death marks the 54th homicide in Charlotte this year.
"We are frustrated," police said.
Detectives canvassed the area to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident.
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