CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A student was shot and seriously injured by another school-aged kid after getting off a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus in west Charlotte Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened on Tuckaseegee Road near the intersection with Timberbrook Drive around 2:30 p.m.
The victim and shooter were both on the bus and did not appear to be involved in any type of altercation before exiting the bus, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in an update Tuesday afternoon.
Police said a series of shots were fired after a large group of children exited the bus. “At that point there were kids running everywhere,” CMPD said.
The 16-year-old male victim, a student at Ram Academy, was shot in the stomach. The shooting happened at the student’s assigned drop off location, school officials say.
According to emergency responders, the student was taken to the hospital for medical care. Police say he is not cooperating with the investigation.
The district is aware of the incident and CMS says it is working with law enforcement on the investigation.
“We’ve collected numerous pieces of different surveillance footage,” police say Tuesday.
Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call 911 or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
“I don’t see how people could’ve been there and not seen what happened,” CMPD says.