Greenville teen fires into occupied home, arrested - WNCT

Greenville teen fires into occupied home, arrested; more possible

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A Pitt County teen is behind bars after police say he shot into a house with several people inside, including children.

It happened just before 1 o'clock Friday morning on Hudson Street in Greenville.
     
A short time later, an officer patrolling nearby spotted the 14-year-old running.
     
The officer got out of his patrol car and the teen surrendered, throwing down a handgun in the street.
     
Neighbors 9 On Your Side talked with say it was over an argument from a few days ago.
     
They say something has to be done to help curb teen violence.

"We try to do a lot of outreach with young people and periodically you're going to have kids who don't respond to that and that's when the other part of the equation comes in with the families," said Sgt. Joe Friday, Greenville Police.

Rev. Bertha Mooring lives a block away, she heard the gunshots and was reminded of when her door was shot at almost a year ago.

"We as a neighborhood, as a family, as pastors and preachers of churches, we need to get busy and try to determine what's causing these young people to do this," said Mooring.

The teen is charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property, possession of a handgun by a minor, and possession of a firearm with the serial number removed/altered.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing and more arrests could be forthcoming.

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