• 17-year-old shot in convenience store parking lot also jumped on train during July police chase


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A teenager shot Tuesday in the parking lot of a convenience store is the same person who stole a car, led police on a pursuit and then jumped onto a moving train to escape back in July, Channel 9 learned.

    William Mason, a 17-year-old, and a 14-year-old were shot Tuesday evening in the parking lot of a convenience store on Brookshire Boulevard near I-85, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

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    Police said a car pulled into the parking lot at the Skye Mart Convenience store and one of the individuals in the car fired shots at a group of people.

    Mason fled the scene toward I-85 after he was shot, police said.

    Channel 9 learned Mason is the same suspect involved in a police chase that Chopper 9 captured in July. The chase ended with Mason jumping onto a train in west Charlotte trying to escape police.

    He was caught and charged with possession of a stolen car.


    He was found and taken to Carolinas Medical Center. First responders said the victim is expected to survive.

    Police said a 14-year-old showed up a short time later at Presbyterian Hospital with a gunshot wound.

    Detectives are working to determine a motive for the shooting. There is no information on the shooter, police said.



    Check back to wsoctv.com for more on this developing story.

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