CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a home invasion that left one man shot early Monday morning.
Police said three men broke into a home on Woodthrush Drive near the intersection of W.T. Harris Boulevard and pistol-whipped one man. A second man in the home chased the suspects off the property but was shot twice.
Six people, including three children, were in the home during the time of the shooting, according to police.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to emergency crews.
Investigators haven't said exactly what they believe the motive is behind the home invasion. However, police on the scene says it appears drugs may be involved. Neighbors tell NewsChannel 36 they're not surprised by what happened, especially since the person shot was the only neighbor who didn't want to take part of a newly formed Neighborhood Watch program.
"We started a neighborhood watch in this year, in response to some small vandalism and some things going on," said Beth Tedder.
"We had almost 100 percent rate of all the neighbors. We've only had one nieghbor that refused to be a part of it and that was the neighbor that was shot this morning," she continued.
Police said they were looking for three black men. Two were wearing camouflage clothing with masks, and the third man was wearing all black, with a black mask.
If anyone has information on this crime they're asked to call Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at 704-336-7600.