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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) - Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about not find enough digital talent that they're training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft are some of the firms with apprenticeship programs that pay workers learning on-the-job while they build IT skills.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say three people were shot in the parking lot of a North Carolina mall while the stores were closed. Fayetteville Police Sgt. Shawn Strepay said several people agreed to meet in the parking lot of Cross Creek Mall late Wednesday night. Strepay says a fight broke out, a gun was pulled out and shots were fired. Police say one person was critically wounded and the other two were in fair condition.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old fired a shot at a police officer who was chasing him after seeing him try to break into a North Carolina home. Winston-Salem Police said the boy was arrested earlier this week and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law officer and felony breaking and entering.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an attentive driver helped solve a hit and run just minutes after it happened in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris says the driver saw a man walking as he drove to the store around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, then as he returned noticed a shoe in the road and a wrecked car parked in the road. Harris says the man called 911, and officers arrested 44-year-old Timothy Medley near his wrecked car. Police say it appeared he had been drinking.

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