• A group of three people was waiting for the victim
  • They fled the scene in a vehicle driven by a fourth accomplice
  • Investigators were looking into a possible argument that took place at school

A juvenile was arrested for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student moments after he got off a school bus in North Carolina.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) responded to reports of a shooting that took place on Lanza Drive near Culver Spring Way at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday where they found the 17-year-old student injured, as per WCNC.

The student, identified as Rocky River senior Nahzir Taylor by his family, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. His family said he is in critical condition and they're unsure of what his future holds.

Taylor was "off the bus and had already left the assigned bus stop location" when the incident took place, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said, according to WSOC-TV.

A juvenile suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced Thursday. The juvenile was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and two counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property, according to the WCNC report. The suspect's identity was not revealed by the police.

A group of teenagers was waiting for Taylor when the school bus arrived at the neighborhood stop, according to witnesses and Taylor's family. A doorbell camera captured Taylor running for his life before he was shot and fell to the ground. Three people appeared to be following him. They were later seen getting into a blue car driven by a fourth person and leaving the neighborhood.

At least five houses were reportedly hit in the gunfire, which damaged walls and even hit a couch. No one else was reported injured in the incident.

It wasn't clear what led to the shooting, but investigators were looking into the possibility of an argument that might have begun at school. They were talking to all students who were on the bus.

"I just think it's really sad that kids are totting guns, and everything is being solved with guns," Taylor's stepmother said.

"If the kids that go to the school know something, please say something so that we can make sure we catch them," a close family member told WSOC-TV. "He was raised properly, he's a good kid."

"This never happens here," local resident Brian Hubbell said. "This is sad, very sad."

CMPD is investigating the incident.

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