3 people were shot outside an East Charlotte Family Dollar this afternoon, according to officials.
CMPD officers arrived at the Family Dollar off Milton Rd. at about 4pm after witnesses called 911. Witnesses told police the suspect had fled on foot.
Officers are now using a K9 and helicopter to assist them in the search for the shooter.
The victims are expected to survive.
If you have any information about the shooting, please call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911.
We will update this article as we receive new information.