In a shooting in east Charlotte, two children, ages 5 and 11, were injured Monday evening. The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. at the North Carolina apartment complex. 

According to police, the 11-year-old was taken to the hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.  

A 5-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Neighbor Shatinka Higgins in the apartment complex said she rushed to the scene when she heard there was a shooting involving a child. 

“I was on my way home and I got the phone call and I got scared because I thought it was one of my children that was outside playing,” Higgins said. 

Six children have now been shot in Charlotte since August. 

It’s not known if police are searching for a suspect in connection to the case. 

 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.