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Teenager, 6-year-old boy shot in Charlotte; suspects arrested

A teenager and a 6-year-old boy were shot and injured in a double shooting Friday night in Charlotte, according to police. (WSOC-TV)

A teenager and a 6-year-old boy were shot and injured in a double shooting Friday night in Charlotte, according to police. (WSOC-TV)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A teenager and a 6-year-old boy were shot and injured in a double shooting Friday night in Charlotte, according to police.

WSOC-TV reported that both were shot in the leg and are expected to survive. The teenage victim was a 17-year-old boy.

Authorities said the shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 8500 block of University Station Circle.

Investigators said there was an earlier altercation between the 17-year-old victim and several people.

Those people returned to the scene and began shooting at the victim, striking both him and the 6-year-old.

The shooters allegedly tried to drive away, but officers said they saw the vehicle driving off and stopped it.

Officials said five people from the vehicle were arrested and taken to police headquarters to be interviewed by detectives.

Detectives were not searching for any additional suspects Friday night.

Source: WSOC-TV

5 comments

  • Mark Stabler

    I don’t know what these individuals will be charged with, but it should be attempted first degree murder. They left the scene, returned with weapons and began firing with a specific target in mind and no regard for the life of anyone else around. Our prisions were built for individuals like this. We need to take a look at some non-serious crimes that end up with people in prison and turn them loose to make room for those that need long, long sentences.

  • Dopple

    They should mention gender and race on things like this. Not doing so only hides where the problem is coming from. Stereotypes are just exaggerated truths. Which means there is something to them.

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