Two teens shot, one dies at graduation party in Rocky Mount

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Police say two teens were shot and one of them died at a graduation party in Rocky Mount after an argument escalated into violence.

WNCN-TV reports that Rocky Mount police responded to a shooting at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A 19-year-old man was taken to UNC Nash Healthcare, where he was pronounced dead. A 17-year-old was shot in the face, then fled to a McDonald’s. He was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he was listed in critical condition.

The investigation is still ongoing.

It was the second fatal shooting at a graduation party over the weekend. On Friday, an 18-year-old was fatally shot in Sanford during a graduation party in a hotel room. A 16-year-old has been charged in that shooting.

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