16-year-old shot and killed in home before school

16-year-old killed by shots fired into home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A 16-year-old was shot and killed while getting ready for school at a north Charlotte home Wednesday morning, police say.

The shooting happened around 5:43 a.m. at a home on Ohaus Court, which is just off of Sunset Road.

Eight people were inside when shots were fired into the home. Jayvon Goolsby was struck and pronounced dead on scene, police say.

Eight people were inside when shots were fired into the home. Jayvon Goolsby was struck and pronounced dead on scene, police say. (Photo provided by family)
Eight people were inside when shots were fired into the home. Jayvon Goolsby was struck and pronounced dead on scene, police say. (Photo provided by family)

The shooting happened before school and likely during the “morning routine,” police say.

Officials do not believe the shooting was random and say the house was likely targeted. Officers are still working to find the shooter.

“Somebody fired multiple shots into the house,” police said. “It’s really concerning to see this number of shots.”

Shortly after the shooting, police said it was “unusual” for such a violent crime to happen during the early morning hours and in that neighborhood.

Police are encouraging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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