2 Shot at March 1, 2014 Uptown Charlotte CIAA Party that Featured Rapper P. Diddy

From The Charlotte Observer by Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., March 2, 2014

Two men were shot in the leg early Sunday during a party that featured rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and took place after the CIAA tournament, according to police and witnesses.

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The event at the Sheraton in uptown was promoted as hosted by hip hop recording artists Diddy, Future and Fabolous.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. in a ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel as thousands of fans in town for the tournament and others crowded the hotel on McDowell Street.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/02/4734973/police-investigating-uptown-hotel.html#storylink=cpThe shooting happened around 2 a.m. in a ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel as thousands of fans in town for the tournament and others crowded the hotel on McDowell Street.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. Todd Lontz said the hotel party “wasn’t a CIAA-sponsored event but it was one of the many party venues.”

Police have not released the names of the victims, or said if they had any connection to Combs or other headliners at the venue.

Police and witnesses said an altercation in the main ballroom escalated. Witnesses said three shots were fired and thousands cleared the ballroom in a matter of minutes, leaving behind shoes, cigarette butts and liquor bottle.

One person was taken to the hospital, but the other was treated and released. The injured men were being treated inside Combs’ VIP area, but it was unclear if they had connections to the rapper.

WBTV reported that several people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries sustained from trying to leave the hotel quickly.

Police continue to investigate the shooting and have not announced arrests.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/02/4734973/police-investigating-uptown-hotel.html#storylink=cpy
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