CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say a man was shot and seriously injured in west Charlotte Tuesday night.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the shooting happened on Ashley Road between Freedom Drive and Wilkinson Boulevard.
Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, police say an officer was on patrol when he saw a Honda Accord driving slowly on Ashley Road with a shattered back window.
As the officer got out of his vehicle to investigate, the driver started shooting a gun in the air.
The officer immediately requested assistance, and once additional officers arrived on scene, they found a 21-year-old man inside the vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds.
The officer was not shot at and did not fire any rounds himself. Police say that same officer was able to then approach the victim and provide first aid to him.
Medic responded to the scene and took the victim to an area hospital for treatment.
Detectives believe an incident that happened at Harding High School may have led to the shooting.
CMPD is requesting that anyone who may have been at Harding High School, and may be familiar with the incident that may have played a role in the shooting, to please come forward and share any information with the police.
While on scene, officers also located a stolen vehicle nearby with a firearm inside.
Nazir Lucky, 19, an associate of the victim in this case, was arrested on scene for an unrelated warrant for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
A neighbor living near the scene of the shooting stated that he heard several of rounds of gunfire.
“I was laying in bed doing homework and just started hearing gunshots going off and I mean it sounded like clip after clip of rounds going off. They just kept shooting,” said neighbor Troy Bowie.
This is an active and ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to immediately call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911.