Teenager who spoke out against gun violence shot to death

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Updated: 6/25 6:46 pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager who recently spoke out against gun violence in the U.S. has been killed in a gunfight between two gangs, authorities said Wednesday.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that 19-year-old Ravon Jordan was shot in the head Sunday, during a gunfight at a house party attended by dozens of teens. The newspaper quoted Police Chief Howard Medlock as saying the gang members fired at least 70 shots.

Authorities said Jordan died Monday.

Last month, Jordan told members of the Fayetteville, North Carolina City Council that violence in the city needed to stop. He advocated for closing an apartment complex where he said at least four homicides had occurred.

Fayetteville police spokesman Lt. Todd Joyce said authorities are looking for clues from surveillance footage recorded near the house where the party occurred.

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