Gastonia Eastridge Mall shooting: Several people reported shot

Gastonia Police officers at the scene of a shooting at Eastridge Mall on Friday, June 10, 2022. Paramedics removes one of the injured in the background.

A 17-year-old faces multiple felony cartoons related to a shooting Friday at Gastonia’s Eastridge Mall that injured three people and set off a massive police response.

GEMS reported it transported three people to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with gunshot wound injuries. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

During the initial response, witnesses told officers that a possible suspect was seen running from the mall and into a nearby wooded area. Gastonia (NC) Police officers found the 17-year-old in the wooded area, along with a nearby handgun.

Police took the teenager into custody without incident and after interviewing him charged him with multiple felony offenses related to the multi-casualty shooting at the Eastridge Mall. Police did not release the name of the teen suspected in the shootings because of his age.

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