• CMPD investigating after bullets strike cars, apartments in uptown

    By: Alexa Ashwell


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Detectives with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating at least two shootings that happened in the uptown area this week.
    On Thursday afternoon, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of North Davidson Street near 9th street after reports of shots fired in the parking lot of a convenience store.

    IMAGES: Shots fired into building in Uptown 

    Investigators examined multiple shell casings left at the scene and determined at least two people exchanged gunfire before fleeing the scene.
    Investigators said some bullets went across North Davidson Street and struck nearby apartments.
    No one was hurt.
    CMPD is still working to determine a motive; however, the owner of the convenience store said she found a bag of money in the parking lot after the shooting happened -- a possible clue as to what led up to the shooting, she believed.
    This case marked the second shootout that happened uptown in less than a week.
    On Sunday night officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Seventh Street after reports of shots fired in the area.
    Investigators said at least two people exchanged gunfire and some of the bullets struck nearby cars.
    Channel 9 talked with one man who said he was sitting in his car when he heard arguing and then gunshots. He said one of those bullets struck the trunk of his car. 
    Again, no one was hurt. 
    Investigators said it’s too early to speculate if the shootings are in any way related to one another. 
    No arrests have been made in either case.
    Anyone with information is asked to call police

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