Search continues for east Charlotte gunman, carjacker

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The search continues Thursday morning for a gunman who carjacked and shot a driver while a child was in the SUV.

The driver is in the hospital.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives worked late into Wednesday night to try and piece together a bizarre case with two different crime scenes involving gunshots, a robbery and a child.

IMAGES: Police: Man carjacked, shot with child in backseat

Police said the shooting may have been because of a fight over money.

They said Oscar Hernandez-Fuentes and Walter Rivera-Posas were in a black SUV with a 7- year-old girl in the back seat.

Police said the suspects approached the men in the area of W.T. Harris and Albemarle roads.

Police said the men ordered Rivera-Posas to get out and jumped in the SUV with Hernandez-Fuentes and Rivera-Posas' daughter.

Police said they shot Hernandez-Fuentes and when they realized the 7- year-old girl was in the SUV, they abandoned it about a half a mile away at Delta Crossing apartments.

Hernandez-Fuentes is still in the hospital right now, but he's expected to recover.

The 7-year-old wasn't hurt.

Police haven't released the men's names, but they are still actively searching for them.

Some people told Eyewitness News they saw the man who was shot lying on the ground.

But no one heard any gunshots.

"It's getting really ridiculous especially someone getting in the car with a kid in the back seat. That's ridiculous," said Nya Starling, neighbor.

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