CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 14-year-old with possession of a handgun after officers said the teen accidentally shot his 12-year-old brother over the weekend.
The shooting happened Saturday morning on Flint Street, just outside uptown near Johnson C. Smith University.
Police said the 12-year-old was seriously injured but is expected to be OK.
Investigators haven’t said where the 14-year-old got the gun, but his mother told Channel 9 he found it on his walk to a store just around the corner from his house. She said she didn’t know he had the weapon until a shot was fired at her house, hitting her 12-year-old son in the leg.
The boy was back home on Monday, recovering.
Police ruled the shooting an accident.
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