One man was shot Friday morning during an apparent robbery attempt in southeast Charlotte, police said.
The injured man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center while police searched for suspects.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. near the gas station at the intersection of Old Providence and Providence roads.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said two men were inside a vehicle waiting on a woman to get in. As soon as she did, police said, another car pulled up alongside their vehicle.
Someone in the second vehicle – a white car – told the two men and woman to get out of their car. But when the three said they didn’t have any money, someone in the white car opened fire, shooting one man in the chest, police said.
That man, whose name has not been released, suffered injuries described as non-life threatening, and the other man and woman were not hurt.
Police said the suspect vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.
Observer news partner WCNC-TV contributed.