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1 person seriously injured in northeast Charlotte shooting

CMPD is investigating a shooting Tuesday morning on Matlea Court in northeast Charlotte
CMPD is investigating a shooting Tuesday morning on Matlea Court in northeast Charlotte WBTV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a woman was seriously hurt after being shot during an attempted burglary at her northeast Charlotte home.

Police said they were called to the 6400 block of Matlea Court, off Plaza Road Extension, shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Officers found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Medic.

Authorities said initial information shows the woman was in her home with an infant when an unspecified number of suspects kicked in the front door. The suspects shot the victim before fleeing the scene, according to a CMPD news release.

The child was not injured.

Police did not say how many suspects were involved, but said initial information indicates the victim did not know the suspects.

Police were canvassing the scene to try to find any witnesses to the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or share information with CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

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