7-year-old boy struck by stray bullet during shootout in north Charlotte


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A 7-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet Tuesday afternoon during a shootout in north Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Officers responded to a reported shooting around 2:35 p.m. along the 400 block of Hilo Drive where two unknown suspects were shooting at each other in an apartment complex parking lot.

At least one of the rounds penetrated an occupied apartment and struck a young child.

The 7-year-old was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS. Follow FOX 46 for more details when provided.

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