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1-year-old child dies from gunshot wound in Charlotte

June 26, 2022 GMT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old child was killed and a 7-year-old child was injured by gunfire Saturday during a shooting in Charlotte.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call before 8 p.m. Saturday for an assault with a deadly weapon in southeast Charlotte.

Officers found the two children on arrival. They both were taken to hospital, where the younger child was pronounced dead.

The 7-year-old’s injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Police said their investigation is ongoing.