Officers are still searching for a second suspect in an uptown shooting that hospitalized two teen girls Saturday night, police said.
Paramedics took the 15-year-old and 17-year-old to the hospital with life-threatening injuries at about 11 p.m., according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Officers Saturday arrested one juvenile and found a gun at the scene on South Church Street near Romare Bearden Park, police said.
While violent crime in Charlotte has dropped in 2023, shootings have escalated by 2% — and shootings involving juvenile suspects have risen by 32%, according to CMPD.
Anyone with information can call CMPD at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.