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Authorities investigate shooting in Cabarrus subdivision

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Saturday shooting in the Coventry subdivision.

No one was seriously hurt.

Because much of the subdivision is in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police first responded to a call about a shooting about 12:30 a.m., according to a release from the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office. The incident actually happened in Cabarrus County.

Three teenagers were reportedly sitting and talking on a jungle gym next to the subdivision’s pool house when a car drove up about 40 yards from them. The driver turned off the headlights and someone in the car fired one shot near them, the release said.

The bullet apparently hit an object that caused the bullet to shatter, and some fragments struck Alibrae Jones, 18, of Indian Trail, in the jaw.

He went to Carolinas Medical Center-University and was later released. The other two teens were not injured.

One of them, Lafayette Harris, 19, lives in the subdivision, which is why investigators believe they were there. The Sheriff’s Office did not name the third teen, who is 17.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3057.

Ruebens: 704-358-5294; Twitter: @lruebens
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