CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police say thanks to an officer’s swift response, a 15-year-old boy was potentially saved after being shot multiple times in north Charlotte on Wednesday.
Detectives say two juveniles are in custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office for their involvement in the shooting that occurred on The Plaza, and have both been charged with attempted murder.
Police say they received multiple reports of shots fired on May 5th around 10:30 p.m, when an officer in the north Charlotte area heard the gunshots and responded to the scene.
The officer found a 15-year-old with gunshot wounds on the ground, heavily bleeding, when the officer applied tourniquets to the victim while waiting for medic, according to a news release.
Detectives say while searching for the shooter, they saw a Ford Fusion speeding away from the scene, and had officers with the Aviation unit follow the vehicle from above.
Officers say they were able to locate the suspect vehicle and conduct a traffic stop on Countryside Drive, when the four occupants of the vehicle jumped out of the car and ran from the scene.
Two juveniles were found on foot, and two remain outstanding, according to police.
Detectives say this is yet another example of a victim who merely wanted to sell personal property that resulted in violence
The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.
Police ask anyone with more information to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.