Police: Four people injured in separate shootings in Gastonia

At least three juveniles were involved in the shootings.
A series of separate shootings happened within just hours of each other in Gastonia.
Published: May. 14, 2022 at 11:16 AM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - The Gastonia Police Department is investigating a series of separate shootings that left four people injured Friday night.

The first shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Matthew Street. Police believe a 12-year-old accidentally shot an adult inside of a home. The adult had non-life-threatening injuries, according to officers.

The Department of Social Services is helping in the investigation to determine whether or not any charges should be filed.

Another shooting took place before 10 p.m. at a location that has not yet been released. Police say a person was dropped off at a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after having been shot.

Officers received a shooting call around that same time coming from Ridge Avenue. Two juveniles were found at different times in the area with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

“Just living here in this area is scary,” Gastonia resident Constance Bakare said. “It has to change.”

Bakare and her son could hear the gunshots ring out in the neighborhood.

Police are working to determine if any of the shootings could be related.

No charges have been filed or arrests made in any of last night’s shootings.

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