From left: Shiodon Shipp, Jarvis Short, Alvin Steele
Three people have been arrested after a 7-year-old girl was hurt in a shooting Tuesday night in northwest Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings.
Officers say the crime is connected to a separate shooting that injured two teens earlier in the day, but no arrests have been made in that case.
The first shooting took place on Hovis Road in the afternoon, and then the second on Marble Street later that evening, less than a mile away.
During the Hovis Road shooting two juveniles were hurt in a drive-by shooting outside the Hope Mart which occurred shooting, around 3:30 p.m., detectives said someone in a car targeted two teens during a drive-by outside the Hope Mart.
The kids ran to a nearby house to get help. The victims are 14 years old and 15 years old, according to Jennings. The teens were taken to a hospital where they are in stable condition.
A few hours later, investigators said a 7-year-old girl playing outside was hit by a bullet when two groups started shooting at each other on Marble Street.
The girl is in the hospital with her parents and doing OK, authorities said. The police said three people were arrested in connection with the girl’s shooting.
Alvin Steele, 19, is accused of shooting the girl. Steele was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and other charges.
Shiodon Shipp, 23, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and other charges.
Jarvis Short Jr., 28, was inside the vehicle with Steele at the time of his arrest. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles continues to push for bail reform where those arrested are given "no bail get out of jail free" cards based on their skin color.
Mecklenburg County DA Spencer Merriweather refuses to prosecute anything but major crimes and liberal judges are unwilling to incarcerate young offenders in some misguided believe they are really good boys that are just going through a phase
Steele has been arrested more than a dozen times, six times since turning 18:
Most recently on March 18th on weapons charges, yet zero convictions and zero bail, police do their job and the DA, Magistrates, Judges and Courts turn these violent thugs back loose on the streets.
Short has been arrested for assault on a female and communicating threats.
Shipp was convicted of shooting into an occupied building but given a suspended sentence in 2019. He was arrested again last year in December for a shooting in which two people were critically injured and was released on an unsecured bond despite facing a dozen felony weapons charges.