CMPD identifies suspect in shooting that injured 5-year-old

A 5-year-old child was shot Thursday evening after a drive-by shooting. Police continue their search for the person responsible.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police are investigating after a child was shot at a gas station just north of uptown Charlotte.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Dalton Avenue and North Tryon Street a little after 9 p.m. Thursday night. When they arrived, officers found a five-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. The girl was taken by Medic to CMC, where she underwent surgery. CMPD said the child was out of surgery and in stable condition early Friday. 

CMPD says that a vehicle with three adults and the child was traveling on 12th Street when a vehicle pulled up to them. A person in that vehicle then fired multiple shots into the car, hitting the child. 

Investigators have identified 27-year-old Patrick Glenn as the suspect in the shooting. Police say that Glenn has outstanding warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm into occupied dwelling causing serious injury, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Police say it appears the suspect knew one of the adult males in the victim vehicle. 

Police are searching for a silver Nissan Sentra.

If you have any information that may assist police in this case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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