Community mourns the death of murdered Raleigh teen


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A community is mourning the death of a Raleigh teenager as police continue to look for his killer.

Thirteen-year-old Keyshawn Gregory was found dead in a car at the intersection of E. Jones Street and N. State Street in downtown Raleigh Friday night after getting shot about a mile away in the 1400 block of Beauty Avenue.

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A family member said Gregory was hanging out with friends Friday night when he was shot. He was then taken by a car to the intersection where he was found dead.

His mother, Kesha Harris, said he was a rising 8th grader with a very bright future.

“[He was] a smart, young, intelligent little boy. That’s my son,” she said. “I love him dearly.”

She also described her son as someone who “loved basketball, loved playing with his siblings [and] was very kind-hearted and smart.”

Dozens gathered Saturday night at the spot where he died for a vigil to remember his life.

Police have not said why he was shot or if there are any suspects at this time.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the case is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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