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Charlotte 2-year-old shot, man charged

Aug 13, 2010 9:07:00 AM - thestate.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged a 34-year-old man this morning in the shooting of a 2-year-old boy outside an east Charlotte home Thursday night.

Alvin Alexander is in jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police say the boy, who was in a stroller, wasn't the intended target of the shooting but was between two groups of people arguing in the Hampshire Hills neighborhood.

The boy's name hasn't been released.

The boy's caretaker was trying to avoid the gunfire when the person realized the boy had been shot, police said.