Shooting that wounded Canton teen may be drug related, police say

The shooting that left a 16-year-old boy wounded in a Cherokee County house last week happened as the result of possible drug activity, Canton police said Thursday.

Officers found the teen on a couch in the house in the 200 block of Alpine Street on May 10, spokesman Pacer Cordry said.

“Further investigation has revealed, the shooting happened as the result of possible drug activity or a narcotics transaction,” Cordry said in a statement.

“Detectives have received very little cooperation from members who reside in the home and were at the residence the time the crime took place.”

Also, police said “further inquiry from a local hotel” has yielded a video of a vehicle of interest.

“The car was very near the residence just before and after the shooting,” police said.

While authorities don’t know who fired the shot, “it appears that everything occurred in the rear of the home,” Cordry said shortly after the incident.

The teen’s name was not released. He was taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee, then transferred to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 or police at 770-704-4883.

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