Man seriously injured in northeast Charlotte drive-by shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are looking for the person who shot a man while he sat on the porch outside a home in northeast Charlotte late Wednesday night.

[PHOTOS: CMPD investigates northeast Charlotte drive-by shooting]

Officers were called to the scene just after 11:30 p.m. on Charterhall Lane off Rocky River Road.

We first updated WSOCTV news app users with a notification just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday that police were still searching for the shooter.

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Channel 9 crews were first on the scene and could see crime scene investigators placing several evidence markers in the yard. Shell casings could be seen scattered across the ground.

Detectives said the home was intentionally targeted in the drive-by shooting. Bullets also hit an SUV, shattering the rear window. A round also hit a neighbor's garage.

Police told Channel 9 that someone drove the victim to the hospital. Authorities said he has serious injuries.

A neighbor Channel 9 spoke with said he heard at least a dozen gunshots.

“It wasn't that loud, but it was one bang after another,” said Tony Walther. “A little bit louder than a firework.”

Detectives have not said what led to the shooting and no arrests have been made.

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