9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Shooting in Charlotte, N.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities are still searching for suspects following a shooting that left a 9-year-old boy dead and three others injured at a residence in southwest Charlotte.
Deputy Chief Jeff Estes of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said during a news conference that the shooting happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday while a family celebration was ongoing in the front yard.
The unidentified 9-year-old boy died at a hospital. Two adults and another child suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at the scene.
Police initially said the victim was a 9-year-old girl. CMPD officials later issued a correction saying the victim was a 9-year-old boy.
No motive has been determined for the shooting.
Police are investigating and asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.