4 wounded as gunshots ring out at west Charlotte gas station

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four people were shot at a gas station in west Charlotte Sunday morning, police said.

England Wimbush, who lives nearby, said she was inside her west Charlotte apartment when she heard multiple gunshots.

“I heard about five or six shots or what I thought were shots anyway,” she said.

Police found three victims with gunshot wounds around 2:37 a.m. at the Exxon Station in the 3200 block of Queen City Drive. A fourth victim was dropped off at a hospital.

At the time, Wimbush didn’t know about the large police presence near her home.

“I never would have thought because I didn't hear the ambulance after it happened,” Wimbush said.

The Exxon gas station was taped off for hours as investigators combed for evidence. Evidence markers were on and off gas station property.

"I'm not surprised. It happens. This is Charlotte,” gas station customer Joshua Smith said, “It used to, but not anymore."

Police said one person has life-threatening injuries.

Investigating officers are still looking for the shooter.

"That's crazy,” Wimbush said. “No one deserves to be shot. I don't care what they do."