One Teen Shot, Pregnant Teen Trampled at Party

From www.crimeincharlotte.com

Monday, September 07, 2009

From News Channel 36: A teenager was shot and a pregnant teen was trampled during a party in east Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

It happened around 12:39 a.m. Monday at the Machu Picchu Restaurant and Lounge on Independence Boulevard near North Sharon Amity Road.

Officers tell NewsChannel 36 that the restaurant was rented out for a party for 16- to 18-year-olds at the time. A fight started inside the restaurant and moved outside where the shots were fired.

According to police, a teen who was an innocent bystander was shot in the leg. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital by private vehicle. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A pregnant teen fell to the ground and was trampled during the shooting as a crowd tried to run back inside the restaurant, police say. She was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

No arrests have been made so far. If you know anything about this case, you’re asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Woman Robbed at gunpoint at South Park Mall

From the Charlotte Observer of 8-22-09

Written by Steve Lyttle

An alert witness has provided Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police with some help after two men robbed a woman at gunpoint at South Park Mall.

The witness used her cell phone to take a photo as two men drove away from the robbery scene in the mall parking lot.

Police say a woman was leaving the mall and walking to her car when she was approached by two men who forced the victim to get on the ground. The men took the woman’s wallet, police say, and then got into their get-away vehicle.

The car, a 1999 two-door red Honda Civic, was stolen earlier in the day in North Charlotte, police told WCNC, the Observer’s news partner. The car’s N.C. license tag is VTF-8693.

The woman was not physically harmed. Police say anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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