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Date : July 16, 2024
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North Carolina park ranger shot in the leg, authorities say

North Carolina park ranger shot in the leg, authorities say

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A park ranger was recovering in the hospital Sunday night after a shooting in north Charlotte, authorities confirm to Queen City News.

The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Cindy Lane.

An online search around that area indicated that the location was the Friendship Sportsplex, a Mecklenburg County park in north Charlotte near Interstate-77, off Beatties Ford Road.

Park officials at the scene Sunday night told QCN that the person shot was a county park ranger.

Medic indicated the victim was transported to Atrium CMC. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Sunday night that the Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec employee was ‘taken to the hospital in stable condition’ after being shot in the leg.

Police said they think the person will survive.

There is no word on a possible suspect or the circumstances surrounding the shooting at this time.

“This is an active investigation,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Queen City News is working to get more information on the incident.

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