From http://www.wcnc.com, September 15, 2015
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are still offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in several shootings over Labor Day weekend 2015.
Officers held a press conference Tuesday morning where they announced they haven’t made any arrests so far, but they have made progress.
“The community still needs to know, we’re not going to stop until we bring a resolution to these cases. Again, we have a 7-year-old who was shot. We have four other innocent victims– a lady standing on her porch doing nothing but enjoying an evening,” CMPD Deputy Chief Doug Gallant said. “This is unacceptable to us.”
Since the violent weekend, the department has stepped up patrols, with more officers on the streets and more investigators trying to track down the suspects.
While they haven’t made any arrests in relation to those cases, they have arrested 95 people in just 10 days for crimes ranging from armed robbery to assault. They’ve also confiscated 56 weapons, including assault rifles.
Deputy Chief Gallant credited the recent heightened awareness for the department’s quick response time to Friday night’s shootings at the NC Music Factory.
“We have to react to what’s going on right now. Like this area, for example, is still receiving more patrols than normal, and some of our other areas also.”
Neighbors say they’ve noticed a much bigger police presence, and it makes them feel safer.
Police say they’re still counting on the public to come forward with information.
“I think people sometimes need some time to really think about, let their conscience get to them about what’s happened, and maybe be willing to come forward.”
If you know anything about any of these shooting incidents, call CMPD or Crime Stoppers.