Police search for shooter after man shot Monday morning

by: Paige Hansen Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are still searching for a suspect in a shooting that happened Monday morning in North Charlotte.

It happened near the Austin and North Tryon around 11 a.m. Monday.

In broad daylight, witnesses told Eyewitness News, the unsettling noise of gunshots came suddenly.

"The first one was like 'boom' and then it was several more like, 'Pow, pow, pow, pow,'" Sherry Millings, who heard the shots said.  

Millings was at the motel next door to where the shooting happened and said she heard the two men involved argue before she heard gunfire.
 
"I don't know what it was about, I didn't hear all of it, but they were arguing," Millings said. 
 
Across the street at a convenience store, Takisha Johnson, who lives not far from where the shooting took place, called the incident "unfortunate," but she said she is not surprised.
 
"I'm not sure whether it is the kids not having anything to do or just crime, like any other neighborhood," Johnson said. 
 
Witnesses told Channel 9, a black man was shot somewhere on his side, but say he drove away after the shooting. Witnesses also said, the suspect is a white man who took off on foot wearing a T-shirt and blue jean shorts.
 
"It's real scary because I have kids. Now I don't even want my babies out here playing," Millings said.
 
So far, police have not identified either the victim or suspect in this case.