Student Shot At Bus Stop, CMPD Searches For Gunman
CHARLOTTE, NC — CMPD is searching for the person who shot a student as he got off of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School bus in West Charlotte Monday afternoon.
The gunfire hit one boy, according to CMPD.
“I heard gunshots probably like more than three, more than three gunshots,” said one man who asked WCCB Charlotte not to use his name in fear of his safety.
His little brother made it home, banged on the door.
“Luckily, I was here to open the door,” said the man.
The fellow student had life-threatening injuries, Medic says.
CMPD showed up at 3:15 Monday afternoon at the bus stop across from Lake Arbor Apartments one Tuckaseegee Rd. and Timberbrook Dr.
“Why shoot a kid? Why?” questioned one neighbor, Mike Taylor.
This is the second assault with a gun in this neighborhood in 24 hours, according to crime mapping records.
Violent crime did go down in the city last year, but Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather told WCCB Charlotte in December that violence involving students remains an area of concern.
“These kids probably don’t feel safe going out at night. I know I won’t feel safe going out at that time,” said Taylor.
The school district says the student shot was riding bus number 2056.
It will not say what school that bus is affiliated with.
WCCB Charlotte asked CMPD if officers searched children and people around the scene for evidence of a gun and if they received information from those nearby as they search for leads. No answer by the time we published this article.