Four people hurt in separate shootings Friday night in Gastonia, police say

GASTONIA, N.C. — Separate shootings in Gastonia Friday night left four people hurt, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

Police said the first shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. at a home on Matthews Street near Shannon Bradley Road.

A 12-year-old accidentally shot an adult who suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to police. The Department of Social Services is now involved with Gastonia detectives to determine if any charges will be necessary in the case.

Then before 10 p.m., Gastonia police said they were told an adult was dropped off at a local hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Around the same time, police said they responded to a shooting on Ridge Avenue near West Davidson Avenue where two people were found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both victims were believed to be in their late teens, police said.

Gastonia police said it was still investigating if the victim brought to the hospital is related to the shooting on Ridge Avenue. They said no arrests or charges have been made at this time.

This is a developing story. Check for updates.

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