CHARLOTTE, NC – Early Wednesday morning a teenager was shot and killed at his north Charlotte home. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the shooter is still out on the loose.
Police officials were contacted about an incident at the home around 5:43 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered a teenager who’d been shot. Police later pronounced the boy dead at the scene.
Police identified the victim as 16-year-old Jayvon Christopher Goolsby. Police Lieutenant Bryan Crum indicated that the signs point to the boy being gunned down as he prepared to go to school.
The killing raises Charlotte’s homicide numbers for the year all the way up to 54. Unfortunately, Goolsby is the third-youngest murder victim of the year. This data was produced by the Charlotte Observer.
Goolsby’s home is located in the Sunset Road community, which is west of Hornets Nest Park.
When the perpetrators fired into the home there were at least seven people inside. Consequently, police maintain the house was targeted but as of now, don’t know the reason.
“We don’t know anything about why they may have chosen this house, so we don’t know anything beyond that,” said Crum. “It just appears this house was targeted.”
Jayvon Goolsby’s family is working with police on the matter.
Lieutenant Crum encouraged people to reach out to police at 704-432-TIPS or to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 if they have any information on the incident.