Man, dog shot after home sprayed with bullets in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are searching for the person who shot into two houses in east Charlotte overnight, striking a man and his dog.

Officers responded to the call for shots fired on Water Mill Court, near The Plaza and WT Harris Boulevard, around 2 a.m.

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Detectives told Channel 9 that someone fired six shots into one house, where a bullet struck 26-year-old Nageem Jackson in the knee. Another bullet hit the man's dog in the neck.

According to a police report, there were 11 people in the house at the time of the shooting, and five of them were children. They were not hurt.

Jackson was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.

Investigators said the gunman also fired another shot that hit a house across the street.

Police are not sure whether the houses were targeted or if this was a random drive-by shooting.

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