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Three people shot outside west Charlotte shopping center

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 1500 block of West Boulevard.  (Alex Giles/WBTV) According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 1500 block of West Boulevard.  (Alex Giles/WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Three people were shot and seriously injured in west Charlotte Friday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 1500 block of West Boulevard. 

Around 8 p.m., police arrived at the scene and located three people with apparent gunshot wounds in the parking lot. 

Medic responded to the scene and took the victims to Carolinas Medical Center.

There's no word on what happened in the shooting but police said they are looking for witnesses.

Officers are conducting a shooting investigation.

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation and no further information was released.

George Agee Jr. was working inside the Tasty World when the shooting happened. Agee said he heard several loud, consecutive shots outside.

“It was like a pop, pop, pop, pop! But it was pretty loud,” described Agee.

He said he knew right away that the loud bangs he heard were gunshots. He thinks he heard as many as 12 shots fired and claims that one of the victims came into his place of work.

“He said ‘I got shot in the leg’ so I went and we have a frozen bottle of bottled water. I got that for him and I also got a jug and filled it with some water,” said Agee.

He said one of other shooting victims appeared to be in worse shape.

“He got shot maybe five or six times in the leg, layin’ in the floor, puddle of blood,” recalled Agee.

Marion Alexander came to the shooting scene after she got word that her nephew had been injured in the incident.

“I had already warned him about hanging out up here because he had just gotten out of prison two or three months ago,” said Alexander.

Agee condemned the violence and asked that community members settle their disputes without weapons.

“Stop it. Stop it. It’s no good for anybody. Bullets have no names. Anybody could have got shot.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

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