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

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