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Suspect Arrested After Shooting Teen In Steele Creek

By: Nichole Jaworski
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File photo of police car. (Photo by Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

File photo of police car. (Photo by Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

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CMPD officers and medics were dispatched to the 7-Eleven in Southwest Charlotte amid reports of a shooting.

The 7-Eleven is located at the intersection of Rivergate and South Tryon, in Steele Creek. The call for help came in shortly before noon.

The victim, a teenager, was shot in the stomach. Engine 37 with the Charlotte Fire Department was on scene treating the victim. He was transported to a nearby hospital, with life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled on foot, however, a short time later, officers with the Steele Creek Division were able to track Alfred Rivera-Padilla down.

Rivera-Padilla has been charged with assault and robbery while possessing a dangerous weapon, in addition to assault with a deadly weapon.

According to police, officers were called to the report of a shooting along the 12700 block of S. Tryon Street just before noon Thursday. This is near the Rivergate shopping center.

This story is still developing. Stay with CBS Charlotte for updates as they become available.

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