ROCKY MOUNT - Rocky Mount Police have arrested a teen in the wounding of four people behind a church earlier this week.
Police said the teen was seen around 6 p.m. Monday near the Word Tabernacle Church basketball courts. Three teens and a 12-year-old were shot and wounded.
The 17-year-old is charged with four counts of attempted murder.
The teens who were wounded were treated and released from Nash General Hospital. Twelve-year-old Nyreek Horne is being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Police have not released a motive in the shooting.
A 12-year-old North Carolina boy remains in critical condition after being shot in the head while playing on a church playground.
Rocky Mount Police spokesman Cpl. Michael Lewis said Wednesday that the condition of Nyreek Horne remains unchanged a day after a gunman sprayed more than 15 bullets toward a crowd playing basketball behind the Word Tabernacle Church. Three other males, ages 13, 17 and 19 - were all treated and released.
Witnesses could provide only a vague description of the shooter, who ran away and was seen getting into a small, light-colored SUV. Rocky Mount police are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads them to a suspect.
The shooting came days after 15-year-old Brian Freeman was shot and killed nearby. No arrests have yet been made.
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