North Carolina Teen Fatally Shot Weeks After Protesting Gun Violence

Ravon Jordan, 19, was killed outside a house party in Fayetteville, North Carolina early Sunday morning. Just last month, he spoke out against gun violence at a city council meeting, pressuring officials to close the Cambridge Arms Apartments after four murders occurred there.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Jordan was killed "after he was shot in the head during a gunfight between two rival gangs" outside the house party. According to The New York Daily News, police are still looking for the gang members who fired at least 70 shots outside the party.

At the city council meeting, Jordan expressed concern that there was not enough security or care for people living in fear of gun violence in Fayetteville. "I don't feel like as a resident in an apartment complex you should be paying basically for your gravesite. You shouldn't be paying to be killed or murdered in your own house. When you move into a home, you don't expect to die," he said. The violent crime rate in Fayetteville has been a topic of increasing concern in the last three years.

Jordan's older brother, Rometrius, told the Observer that gang members shot Jordan through a car window. "For something like this to happen, it's just so unreal to me," he said.

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