Police Search for Motive in Triple Shooting

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CHARLOTTE, NC–A shooting close to home is putting local students on high alert.  A student from Cochran Collegiate Academy was one of three teens hurt in a triple shooting in East Charlotte Thursday.  Today there was extra security at the school.  A fourth teen is now charged the crime.

Police say the shooting spurred from a fight that got out of hand.  Right now, investigators say there’s no concern the shooting was gang-related.  Seventeen-year-old Anthony Williams turned himself in around five o’clock this morning.  He’s charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.  

Police say Williams opened fire on Barrington Drive where lots of people were standing around, waiting for a fight to happen.  A 16-year-old female, a 19-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male were hit.  Police are reassuring residents neardy that the teens knew each other, and this was not a random act of violence.

“They met at this location, because there was some feud or dispute between the parties,” says Captain Rob Dance of CPMD.  Williams is behind bars on a $150 thousand bond.  There’s no word on the condition of the three injured teens.

Police say they are still investigating to find a motive behind the shooting.  They want to make sure there is no retaliation or round two.