MONROE, NC (WBTV) - A 17-year-old was killed in a shooting in Monroe Sunday evening, officers say.
According to Monroe police, the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Hough Street and Everette Street. Officers say they arrived to find Kalique Farmer with a gunshot wound. He went to CHS-Union where he was pronounced dead.
Police said Farmer did not live in the area where the shooting happened, but they believe Farmer was in the neighborhood for a cookout.
"Our officers and investigators are working tirelessly to resolve this case and bring justice to the family," said Monroe police Chief Bryan Gilliard. "This is a tragic event for any community and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions."
Officers believe more than one gun was used in the shooting. Autopsy results are pending.
Monroe police are working with the SBI and the Union County District Attorney's Office to gather more information in the shooting.
So far, a possible motive has not been released and no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 704-282-4700.