In a neighborhood full of children, a shot was fired Thursday afternoon, killing 22-year-old Dantae Laquan Stokes.
Police are looking for the suspect, 22-year-old Byron Lee Smyre. Eyewitness News was told he escaped, riding on a blue scooter.
Police say when they arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital but did not survive.
"He was a nice person and I hate that that happened to him," Suzette Byers said.
Byers told Eyewitness News her daughter lives in the home where it happened.
"Yeah, it concerns me, but I put it in God's hands," Byers said.
When she heard about the shooting she rushed to the home to find out if her daughter and grandson were OK. Eyewitness News was told no one else was injured and no children were in the house when it happened.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406 or Iredell Crime stoppers at 704-662-1340. Callers can remain anonymous.