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5-year-old child shot alongside his mother in Steele Creek house, police say

A person died in a wreck on Interstate 485 Inner Loop in Charlotte at about 5 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
A person died in a wreck on Interstate 485 Inner Loop in Charlotte at about 5 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

A woman and her 5-year-old son were shot early Sunday at a house in Steele Creek, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

They were shot around 4:30 a.m. on Glory Meadow Court, police said, and by 1:30 p.m., no one had been arrested, police said.

The woman was shot in the arm and the boy was shot in the leg, police said.

Both were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive, police said. Police did not release the names of the victims.

Investigators used a police dog to help with the search for a suspect but did not immediately find anyone, police said.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester
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