16-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Gastonia Shooting

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Gastonia Police Department is investigating a shooting after a 16-year-old was hospitalized Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to a Keith Drive home, off of Modena Street, around 5 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting in the area.

Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old boy inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries by Medic, police said.

Investigators say they do not believe that the shooting was random.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or this suspect is asked to contact detectives at 704-866-6878.  Residents may also call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.