Police are looking for a suspect this morning in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old boy on Labor Day afternoon at an intersection in northwest Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Maj. Chuck Johnson said the victim, whose identity has not been released, was shot in the stomach. Police say he is in serious condition at a hospital this morning.
The suspect has been identified by police as Shea Anthony Roseboro, 18. Police say he is wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
The shooting occurred on October Court near its intersection with Norwood Drive not far from Rozzelles Ferry Road. More than a dozen spent shell casings littered the road.
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The shooting victim underwent surgery Monday night.
"We heard the gunshot," recalled Barbara Gray, who lives at the corner of October Court and Norwood Drive. "They were coming so fast, the only thing we could do was duck and get on the floor. It's just crazy."
Gray and her husband, Anthony, and sister, Angela Myers, and four of their children were inside the house when the gunfire erupted.
"Gunfire is not uncommon here," Myers said. "But we knew this was close. Right here."
Anthony Gray said he ordered his family to lie down on the floor.
"It seemed like they were shooting for three or four minutes," he said.
Anthony Gray worries about how dangerous the neighborhood has become.
"My children catch the school bus right at this corner," he said. "This is a dangerous spot. I'm worried about my children and the other children who catch the bus here."