CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A CMS student was shot after getting off his bus Monday afternoon in west Charlotte.
CMPD officers were called to the scene in the 3000 block of Timberbrook Dr. near Tuckaseegee Rd. where they found a the student with a gunshot wound.
CMS confirms that they received a report of an incident "involving a student injured by a firearm."
He was taken to the hospital by Medic for treatment.
Neighbors tell FOX 46 the victim was a 16-year-old who they believe was just an innocent bystander. They also report hearing multiple gunshots fired.
Police say no one has been arrested at this time. CMS is working with officers on the investigation into the shooting. The school system has released a full statement which can be seen below:
"The district is aware of a reported incident after school this afternoon during which a CMS student sustained injury from a firearm. This incident occurred after school and at a location nearby a CMS bus stop. According to emergency responders, the victim was transported for medical care. This incident is under investigation by law enforcement. The district will respond to help ensure student and staff safety as further facts emerge from the investigation."
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.