CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - A teenager is dead and a suspect is on the loose after shots were fired into a home in the Steele Creek neighborhood late Sunday night.
The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Terale Claridy-Vaught. His family has been notified of his death. The deceased teenager had a criminal history that included felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the 14400 block of Carolina Forest Court. While on scene, officers said they could hear shots being fired nearby.
Moments later, officers discovered Claridy-Vaught who had been shot and killed lying in the road on Carolina Forest Court. Members of the SWAT Team, K-9 unit, Aviation unit and additional units responded to the scene Sunday night, set up a perimeter and continued to search for the suspect.
Officers encouraged residents to stay inside their homes.
Officers told FOX 46 that they are still actively searching for the shooter but said there is no longer a threat to residents because they believe the shooter fled the scene in a vehicle.
According to a police report filed over the weekend, the same house located on Carolina Forest Court was targeted around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The shooting caused $500 in damages to the home and garage. The woman who filed the police report, Sarah Tasha Kersey, had been arrested in May 2018 for resisting an officer.
An earlier police report dating back to Jan. 2018 also detailed another possible shooting along Carolina Forest Court. The report states a home, different from Monday's incident, was shot at on Jan. 3, 2018 around 10 p.m. No word if January's incident is connected to the June 4 incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call (704) 432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.