CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — A suspect being sought in Thursday night’s shooting of a five-year-old girl near uptown Charlotte has been identified as 27-year-old Patrick Glenn, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Friday.
Police warn Glenn, who has outstanding warrants, should be considered armed and dangerous.
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. Medics got to the scene and took the 5-year-old girl to Carolinas Medical Center.
Police say the girl, whose name has not been released, underwent surgery. She was listed in serious condition Friday.
Police said it appears one of the adults in the victim vehicle and the shooter are known to one another.
Glenn has outstanding warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm into occupied dwelling causing serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was last seen in a newer-model Nissan Sentra.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.