12-Year-Old Shot at Home in East Charlotte; Suspect at Large

A 12-year-old North Carolina boy was shot in the arm, and the nature of his injury is every parent’s nightmare; a gunshot for no apparent reason. Who was the shooter? Was the apartment targeted or was it an accident?

We have the latest on this breaking story, including how the boy was shot and why his shooting is so frightening.

A Bullet into a Bedroom

Just before 10:00 p.m. yesterday (March 27) evening, a shot rang out at the 1700 block of Eastcrest Drive. Inside one of the apartments, a bullet entered the room, and a 12-year-old boy was shot.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police promptly arrived at the scene and applied a tourniquet to the boy’s arm. The young boy was then taken to Carolinas Medical Center for further treatment.

An Unknown Shooter

The 12-year-old boy was the only one hurt in the incident, but the shooting itself is a frightening situation. Currently, it is known that the bullet was shot from outside the home. What isn’t known is whether the apartment was a direct target, a random target, or an accidental target.

If you have any information that may help find the person who shot this little boy in his bedroom, you are asked to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, or contact Crime Stoppers via their website or by phone at 704-334-1600.