11 Year-Old West Charlotte Girl Injured in ‘Drive-By’ Shooting

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. / Charlotte Observer of Monday, May. 09, 2011

An 11-year-old Charlotte girl was recovering in the hospital after she was injured in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in west Charlotte Sunday evening.

The girl’s leg injury was not life-threatening, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. William Boger. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where she was treated. Assault detectives planned to interview the girl after she was seen by doctors.

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Caronia Street and Ross Avenue.

Police officers could be seen walking along Caronia Street with flashlights, searching for bullet casings on the road, which was blocked off by yellow tape. Gang detectives were also at the scene, though police had not said if the shooting was gang-related.

Boger said officers had only a vague description of the men suspected in the shooting – four black males in a blue car that might be a Ford station wagon or a Chevy Caprice.

After the shooting, dozens of people gathered in the twilight to watch the activity of police officers and paramedics, including several children about the girl’s age.

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