CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A 12-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the arm Tuesday night by an unknown person near Plaza-Midwood, police said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to a call of 'shots fired into a residence' at 1702 Eastcrest Dr. just before 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.
Upon arrival, officers found a 12-year-old boy who had been shot in the arm. Two officers, identified as Officer Chad Henderson and Officer Michael Summerlin, rendered lifesaving aid and applied a tourniquet to the child who was then taken to CMC-Main for treatment.
Family identified the young boy to FOX 46 Charlotte as Jason Bdap. They said he was in bed when the bullet came through, striking an artery, and lodging itself in his pillow.
Jason's mother tells FOX 46 he's very weak from the gunshot wound and they've been at the hospital all night.
Preliminary information revealed that the boy was at home in a bedroom of his apartment when he was shot. There were five other family members inside the home when the incident occurred, but no one else was hurt.
The bullet was fired from outside of the apartment when it entered the bedroom and hit the boy, police said. Officers canvased the area for witnesses and are attempting to determine a motive for this shooting.
At this time, police are unsure if the apartment was deliberately shot into or if it was hit by accident.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call 911 or call Crimestoppers at (704) 334-1600. There is currently a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.