A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student was shot Monday afternoon after being dropped off at a bus stop, the district said.
It happened around 3:15 p.m. at Timberbrook Drive and Tuckaseegee Road.
When Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrived on the scene, officers said the victim had already managed to go home and tell his family he had been shot. He was later transported for medical attention.
On Tuesday, CMPD confirmed the suspect and the victim rode the bus together, and the student was shot after they both left the bus. However, CMPD said the victim was not cooperating, and the suspect had not been identified.
Police said it’s not clear if the suspect brought the gun on the school bus or if it was picked up somewhere else. Investigators did not say whether the suspect is a student but did say the passengers on the school bus were juveniles.
Robert Myles Turner witnessed the shooting.
"I had my music in," he said.
But the tunes didn't drown out the gunfire.
"Boom, boom. Six shots," said Tucker.
He immediately took off. In the meantime, police rushed to the area.
"They said he's been shot in the stomach," said a CMPD dispatcher.
Witnesses said the victim is just 16-years-old.
"I was literally terrified. I'm not even going to lie about that. I was terrified,” Tucker told NBC Charlotte.
Now, while police piece together what happened, families are fearful and a neighborhood is now shaken up.
"Keep my son in the house all the time," said Will Caldwell.
According to a police report, the victim is a student at RAM academy, which is run through Harding University High School.
In a statement, CMS officials said, "This incident is under investigation by law enforcement. The district will respond to help ensure student and staff safety as further facts emerge from the investigation."