2 adults, 1 juvenile charged in connection with Northlake Mall shooting

The shooting left two people injured on Thursday afternoon.
Police say three people are facing charges in the shooting that left two people hurt at Northlake Mall on Thursday.
Published: Dec. 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have arrested and charged three people, including one juvenile, in connection with Thursday afternoon’s shooting at Northlake Mall.

Xavior Grant Alexander, 19, and Jadah Van Williams, 21, and a 17-year-old were identified as suspects in the case.

Alexander was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, while Williams and the 17-year-old were both charged with assault.

According to the police report, the victims were both men, aged 24 and 44 years old.

The report revealed that the 44-year-old man worked at Prime Jewelers.

WBTV spoke to his wife on the phone and she confirmed he is out of the hospital and doing okay.

The shooting, which happened just before 3 p.m., left two people injured. Mall officials have since said that one of the victims has been released from the hospital.

The mall closed for the remainder of the day on Thursday, but reopened on Friday.

WBTV reached out to Northlake Mall to find out whether any security measures will be added or adjusted.

“Of course our team will go back and we’ll look at what has transpired,” Nicole Petranel, a spokesperson for Northlake Mall, said. “I can’t discuss the details of our security team, but we have security in front of the mall, police officer on site, and behind the scenes 24/7.”

An investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit their website.

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