CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Students at two different schools are trying to cope with the loss of a classmate.
Students held a moment of silence for K.C. Curry Monday who was shot and killed Sunday night.
Curry was a current student at Charlotte United Christian Academy. Last year he attended First Assembly Christian School where he played football.
The emotional outpouring extends from the school to Curry’s neighborhood off Northgate Trail Drive in northeast Mecklenburg County.
“This is a great neighborhood, and it just so out of the ordinary,” said neighbor Isaac Martinez.
Martinez watched in disbelief as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit combed his neighborhood for clues.
Neighbors said Curry, 17, lived with his mother. Police said Curry died right after he was shot.
“Actually, me and my daughter were outside when the shooting happened. Next think I know, the cops were coming up and unfortunately the young man got shot,” Martinez said.
Other neighbors, like Ron Davis, knew Curry. Davis said he heard four or five banks from his house and thought they were firecrackers.
“And then I was like, “Wait a minute, hold on. That’s not firecrackers. That’s a gun.’ And my first instinct was to run out. My second instinct was to stay back because it could be someone who is already out here,” said Davis.
Davis saw someone trying to save Curry by doing CPR, but he didn’t see the shooters.
All police would tell Channel 9 is they believe several people were in a red SUV that sped away right after the shooting.
Neighbors told Channel 9 they want answers, but they also feel for Curry’s family and friends.
“It is really sad, and my heart goes out to the family members,” Isaac said.
Police have not made any arrests in Curry’s death.
Investigators have asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.