3 shot at east Charlotte apartments

CHARLOTTE — Three people were shot Thursday night at an apartment complex in east Charlotte, MEDIC said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were called shortly after 10:30 p.m. to Delta Crossing Lane, off East W.T. Harris Boulevard.

Two of the 16-year-old boys were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old man was also taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police said they found two firearms at the scene, one of which was reported stolen.

No further information has been released.

Channel 9′s Anthony Kustura spoke with a neighbor who said the shooting ended outside his apartment.

Patrick Kelly said one of the victims knocked on his back patio door, prompting his girlfriend to call 911.

Kelly explained that it was a traumatic experience.

“Not a lot can prepare you for that,” Kelly explained. “We just kind of ended up being in the middle of it, definitely, if we wanted to or not.”

Kelly said he is grappling with the fact that his normally quiet neighborhood is now the focus of a crime.

“There’s no justification for that; I think it’s a damn shame,” Kelly said.

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