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May 3, 2014

Arrests made in north Charlotte shooting; 6-year-old among victims

A 6-year-old-boy and a 17-year-old were hospitalized with serious injuries

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged two men on Saturday after a Friday night shooting that left two people hospitalized, including a 6-year-old boy.

Christopher Willis, 21, and Tevin Mayweather, 29, both from Charlotte, were charged after being interviewed by CMPD violent crimes detectives. A third person, Roberto Garcia, 18, of Charlotte, was charged with possession of marijuana.

At 10:15 p.m. Friday, police responded to a call in the 8500 block of University Station Circle. The boy and a 17-year-old male were taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with injuries that were serious but not thought to be life-threatening. Their names are being withheld because of their ages.

Authorities said there had been an earlier altercation between the 17-year-old victim and several other people. They returned and began shooting at the teen, striking him and the 6-year-old boy, police said.

The suspects then drove away but were spotted by patrol officers who stopped the vehicle, police said.

Willis and Mayweather were each charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, among other offenses.

Police said they are not searching for any additional suspects. Anyone with information about the case should call 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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