CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Officials are investigating a shooting and assault with a deadly weapon that they believe are connected in east Charlotte.
The first incident occurred around 9 p.m. in the 7600 block of Holly Grove Court.
Officials say an adult male was shot while he was standing out a home. He was transported to Carolinas Medical Center Main and is in stable condition.
Three homes were struck by bullets during the shooting. According to officials, two of the homes were occupied during the shooting. Two parked cars were also struck by bullets. No one else was injured.
Police say it appears the victim was not the intended target but is an acquaintance of the person the shooter was shooting at. Further investigation led officers to believe the shooter and intended victim know each other.
Shortly after, officers say an assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2600 block of Milton Road. An adult male was physically hit with a firearm by an armed person. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Officials say an initial investigation reveals the two incidents are related.
No has been taken into custody at this time.