Police: Student shot near Charlotte bus stop, severely wounded

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a student has been shot near a school bus stop in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the student was shot Monday afternoon and suffered a life-threatening wound. The student is under 18 years old and was taken to a hospital.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the student’s identity. Police spokesman Keith Trietley says no arrests were made in the ongoing investigation as of Monday afternoon.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokesman Tracy Russ declined to say where the student attended school. He says the district on Tuesday will take extra precautions as needed to ensure safety.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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