Police are investigating after they said a juvenile was shot Thursday morning near a CATS bus stop in south Charlotte.
Officers were called to the scene near the Quail Corners Shopping Center on Park Road, close to Sharon Road West, around 8:00 A.M. and found a person suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the shooting occurred in the 8600 block of Park Road, about a mile from the school.
MEDIC told Channel 9 that the victim has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but police said he would recover as they were not life-threatening.
Witnesses told Channel 9 that the man was getting off the CATS bus when a gun that was in his waistband discharged, striking him in the leg.
South Mecklenburg High School was placed on lockdown while police investigated and officers told Channel 9 they have not yet found a gun and that there may have been someone else involved.
No other details have been released.
South Mecklenburg High School
South Mecklenburg High School is a public secondary school located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is part of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District. Locally it is known as “South Meck”, or just “South.”
The school was established in 1959 and serves more than 4,000 students.