• Grandfather of mother shot at gas pump involved in mentoring program

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are conducting a shooting investigation after three people were shot in north Charlotte. 

    The shooting happened just before midnight Monday on west Sugar Creek Road. Officers were called to the 7-Eleven after reports that multiple people had been shot. 

    Officials said when officers arrived on scene, they found two adult males and one adult female, who had been shot. 

    The twenty-one-year-old female victim said she stopped to pump gas at the 7-Eleven with her infant daughter in the car.

    She told police that as she walked back to her car, an argument escalated and that's when shots were fired. 

    The female victim's grandfather said the shooting was senseless.

    "Violence is not the answer. I can't go back to being violent. I think that individual needs assistance and needs to talk to someone," he said. 

    He is involved in a ministry called F.A.V.A.R, which helps mentor young men and provides positive alternatives for street violence.

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    Police said an initial investigation revealed the two male victims had a verbal confrontation with a male suspect in the McDonald's parking lot on west Sugar Creek Road. They said the two male victims and the suspect then walked to the Shell Convenience store on west Sugar Creek Road. 

    Authorities said after the argument ended, the two male victims were walking across Sugar Creek Road from the Shell to the 7-Eleven when the suspect began shooting at them.No arrests have been made at this point in the investigation, according to CMPD. 

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information. 

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