UPDATE: After the 14-year-old who was shot Tuesday on Cheshire Drive South died at a local hospital, WKRG News 5 spoke with people in the neighborhood about what took place, all less than 24 hours before.
The incident all took place in front of William Carter’s home.
Carter says his grandson was friends with the victim, and as soon as his grandson came in the house, that is when the shooting occurred.
“I heard the glass bust in here. That’s when I knew it was here. And I got up and hit the floor because
it was raining bullets in here… like they were shooting some machine gun,” said Carter.
Carter said his grandson left his friend sitting outside on the porch. The last time he saw him alive he was sitting in a chair on his phone.
“I get to the door and I open the door and he was laying here… just laying here right here,” said Carter. “Shot, and hurt bad.”
Sharon King lives directly across the street says she heard the entire incident and says she is fed up with the crime involving the crime in the community.
“I’m not understanding the parents. Let your kids know there’s more to life than a gun. You need to live, you need to go to college. You need to make something of yourself,” said King. “And they’re not doing that right now and it’s sad. I can’t do anything but pray for that mom, she’s lost her child.”
As Carter tries to clean up the tragedy that occurred in front of his home, he just wants to send a message to the youth to put the guns down.
“I say its time to put the gun down… and stop killing each other off over nonsense,” says Carter. “It’s just ridiculous.”
The shooting happened around 9:18 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, MPD says. The 14-year-old was found outside the residence suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The preliminary investigation MPD conducted revealed the victim was in front of the residents when an unknown vehicle with an unknown suspect pulled up to the location. The suspect fired several shots striking the victim.
No additional information is available at this time. If anyone has information about the case please call MPD at 251-208-7211 or an anonymous tip can be sent here.