5-year-old girl shot while riding in car in Charlotte

The scene where the child was shot (Joseph Muller | WBTV)
The scene where the child was shot (Joseph Muller | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — A young girl was shot while riding in a car just outside uptown Charlotte Thursday evening.

UPDATE: Man arrested, charged in shooting of 5-year-old Charlotte girl

The incident happened just before 9:15 p.m. while the girl was riding in a car with three adults and another child on 12th Street. Officials said another vehicle – a Nissan Sentra – pulled beside the victim’s car and began firing into the vehicle, striking the 5-year-old.

The driver then went to a gas station in the 1500 block of North Tryon Street and called 911. Medic got to the scene and took the 5-year-old girl to Carolinas Medical Center.

The girl, whose name has not been released, underwent surgery. She was listed in stable condition Friday morning.

Police said it appears one of the adults in the victim vehicle and the shooter are known to one another.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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