10 June 2022
17yo male charged w/ multiple felonies after multiple persons shot at Eastridge Mall this afternoon.
**Note: see below news release for most up-to-date info regarding this investigation. Some previously reported details have changed**
— Gastonia Police (@GPDNC) June 10, 2022
Officers in Gastonia responded to calls about a shooting at the mall at around noon. Upon arrival, officials found two men and a woman with gunshot wounds inside the mall food court. All three victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Gastonia police later found the suspect, a teen, in the woods near a handgun.
Officials say another discarded handgun was found in the food court area of the mall.
After the interview, the teen was charged with multiple felony offenses related to the shooting.
There is no more information at this time as police continue to investigate.
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