Grandmother: Teen opened door, was shot in Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — A Rocky Mount teenager and her mother are recovering after being shot inside their front door Thursday night.

The girl’s grandmother told WRAL News that someone rang the doorbell at a home in the 100 block of Moye Court, the 16-year-old answered and someone started shooting. The teen was hit in the arm and leg. Her mother, a teacher at Rocky Mount Prep, was grazed by a bullet.

Police said the shooting happened at about 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Alexis Butler, who lives a few doors down from the shooting, said she heard eight shots.

“They didn’t take their hand off the trigger. They were just going. They kept going,” she said.

The incident has made her question the safety of her own home.

“This is a good neighborhood,” Butler said. “That’s why me and my sisters moved right here. This is a good place to be in Rocky Mount. Out of all the places to be, this is where it’s safe. It was just crazy that it happened around here.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.