Shooting Near Commonwealth High School Live Updates: Two People Reportedly Shot Near Charlotte School

Two people in North Carolina were reportedly shot near Commonwealth High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

UPDATE 12:28 p.m. EST - During a press conference on Friday morning, a spokesperson from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said officers responded to a shooting at around 10:28 a.m near 5100 Central Avenue.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing but the two people that were shot appear to be teenagers. It remains unclear if they are students at the Commonwealth High School. Officials say the two men sustained serious injuries and the shooting was not a random incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Original story:

A medic confirmed to WCNC on Friday morning that two people were taken to a nearby hospital around 11 a.m. after a shooting near the intersection of Central Avenue and Winterfield Place, near the school.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District told WSOC-TV that Winterfield Elementary School was placed on lockdown for a short period of time.

Newsweek reached out to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for comment on the incident but did not hear back in time for publication. The department tweeted on Friday confirming the shooting and did not provide further information.

"Maj. Rutledge is giving an update about this morning's shooting investigation that took on Central Avenue," the department wrote on Twitter on Friday. "More details will be released as soon as its available."

Maj. Rutledge is giving an update about this morning’s shooting investigation that took on Central Avenue. More details will be released as soon as its available.

— CMPD News (@CMPD) March 29, 2019

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