5 Shot at House Party in East Charlotte


From The Charlotte Observer By April Bethea, April 27, 2013

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say one man suffered life-threatening injuries, and four others were hurt, after a shooting early Saturday at a house party in east Charlotte.

Police have not yet announced any arrests nor described any suspects in the shooting, which reported around 2:45 a.m. at a home in the 7300 block of William Reynolds Drive.

But police said they believe the incident happened after “some type of disturbance” in the front yard among guests at the party. Officers found five male victims who had been shot.

One man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with what were described as life-threatening injuries. The other four victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to CMC and CMC-University. The names and ages of the victims were not immediately available, nor their latest conditions.

Several hours after the shooting, a birthday balloon was still strung on a street sign at the corner where the two-story home stands. Meanwhile, bullet holes were visible near the front door and on the porch frame.

Lisa Williams, who lives across the street from the home where the shooting happened, said she heard music from the party when she returned home around 11 p.m. Friday. She said she went to bed, but woke up a few hours later when she heard “a lot of ruckus” outside.

Williams said she then heard four or five “pops” and heard screaming, which caused her to get out of bed to see what was happening. She also dialed 911, but saw two police cars arrive on the scene as she was on the phone.

Officers from CMPD’s homicide and assault with a deadly weapon unit were among those who responded to the scene. Charlotte firefighters and Medic also were there to help stabilize and treat patients.

Meanwhile, police went around the neighborhood to look for potential witnesses.

Anyone with information about the shooting to call 704-432-TIPS (8477). The shooting is being investigated by CMPD’s homicide and assault with a deadly weapon unit. Cameron Steele contributed.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/27/4007805/cmpd-5-shot-at-house-party-in.html#storylink=cpy
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