A man was charged with shooting a teenager Monday afternoon outside Friendly Wholesale tire on Cothren Street in Wilkesboro, according to Officer Caleb Johnson of the Wilkesboro Police Department.
Christian Shawn Greene, 21, of Sydney Lane, North Wilkesboro, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was taken to the Wilkes Intake Center and placed under a $5,000 secured bond.
The 15-year-old victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem by Wilkes Emergency Medical Services, Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris said. He noted that the wound was serious, but not life-threatening.
The shooting resulted from a confrontation over a girl, Garris said.
Officers were called to the scene at 4:53 p.m., Johnson said. The victim was lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of his left leg.
The investigation is continuing, Johnson noted.
Sgt. R.D. Price and Investigator C.E. Handy were also involved in the investigation.