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CMPD: 9-year-old among three injured in shooting at southwest Charlotte apartment complex

Aerial footage from WBTV’s Sky 3 shows a large police presence at the complex, located off Deep Rock Circle.
Police responded to a shooting just after noon at an apartment complex in southwest Charlotte.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 1:04 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Police responded to a shooting just after noon at an apartment complex in southwest Charlotte.

Aerial footage from WBTV’s Sky 3 showed a large police presence at the complex, located off Deep Rock Circle.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, three people were injured in the shooting, including a 9-year-old. The 9-year-old and one other have non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said the other victim has life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are speaking with people who live in the complex and are looking for any video footage that people may have.

They said they are following a few leads, including looking into cars that were seen leaving after the shooting.

Captain Jason Hilton with CMPD says he is frustrated by yet another shooting involving a young person.

“It’s baffling to me that people can’t resolve conflict anymore without shooting at each other or some kind of violent act,” he said. “You realize those bullets fly and hit things and there’s no accountability for those bullets going off and wherever they come to rest is where they come to rest and it’s too many times. Any child hit is one too many.”

Police were at this apartment complex just over a week earlier for another shooting on May 8th.

Neighbors tell WBTV they do not feel safe.

Angela Sanders says she has lived here for two years and she is ready to move out.

“You have these young people out here with these guns, I don’t know where they’re getting them on the street,” Angela Sanders said. “It’s just crazy out here. You don’t know if you can walk out your door and walk to your car or walk to the mailbox or go to the playground with your kids or grandkids. It’s not safe in this community.”

Stay with WBTV for further details as they come in.

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