Police: 7-year-old boy shot while sleeping in North Carolina home

Posted at 4:54 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 04:54:15-05

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police in North Carolina say a 7-year-old boy was wounded after a someone fired a bullet into his home, striking him as he slept.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told a news conference that the shooting occurred early Wednesday at a home north of Interstate 485.

Investigators say the boy was hit in shoulder and taken to a hospital for treatment. A police report said there were 11 people inside the home, including six adults and five children between the ages of 2 and 7.

Investigators believe the home was targeted and that the shooting wasn't a random act.