Kannapolis shooting sends 2 to hospital

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KANNAPOLIS - Two people are in critical condition after a double shooting in Kannapolis.
 
Police say two men were shot last night in a busy part of town on Utah Street near Indiana Street just off Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.
 
Eyewitness News was with investigators Monday as they were looking for evidence.
 
In this empty lot roped off with yellow tape, Kannapolis investigators searched for evidence, Monday.
 
Police say a shooting just before 6:30pm Sunday night started with an argument. In the end both Xavier Parks and Antonio Montgomery were rushed to a hospital.
 
It happened across the street from a BP gas station.
 
"There were a lot of police cars so I knew something was wrong," said  Anilkumar Shah, who owns the BP gas station.   
 
Shah says he left the store for a few moments Sunday night, and when he got back, police were lining Utah street just off Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
 
"I asked the officer what's going on? He told me someone got shot and he wanted to come inside and check my video and, but I don't have that position to check that road," said Shah.
 
Shah says his surveillance cameras are facing the road and the parking lot which was full with people wanting answers.
 
Elizabeth Carr was one of them.
 
'I was dumbfounded, that's why when I asked I was like(space)… a shooting? Wait a minute, what happened? " said Carr.
 
Police haven't told us what led to this shooting, but while officers say both Montgomery and Parks are both victims in this case.
 
We did find an extensive arrest history for both of them;, including felony charges for assault, possession of guns and marijuana.
 
Channel 9 stopped by the homes of both men Monday but there was no answer.
 
Shah says this is the first shooting he's seen in the six years he's been here. While he told us he's not worried about his safety, he says he will make sure he's always protected.
 
"I'm going to put camera systems around the whole building,"
 
At last check parks and Montgomery are still in the hospital listed in critical but stable condition.

Kannapolis police told us they're looking into all possibilities about what led up to this shooting.

If anyone has information concerning the incident, please contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at 704-93-CRIME