CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said they believe four overnight shootings that happened within a span of 15 minutes in north Charlotte are connected.
The first shots rang out at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Enoch Drive, just off West Sugar Creek Road near WT Harris Boulevard.
Investigators said someone fired shots into the home but that nobody inside was hurt.
Just five minutes later, police were called to Bradford Drive, near Freedom Drive, where they found a man who had been shot.
Authorities said his injuries were not serious. Police said while they were investigating, they also found a nearby house that had been shot into.
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Channel 9 watched as detectives blocked off the road with crime scene tape while they investigated.
Police told Eyewitness News that just before 1 a.m., someone fired shots into a home on Thriftwood Drive, which is only three blocks from the scene on Bradford Drive.
Fortunately, no one inside was hit.
The fourth shooting call came in just after 1 a.m. Police found a person suffering from a gunshot wound on Esmerelda Drive, off Statesville Road, north of Cindy Lane.
The woman who lives in the house told Channel 9 police counted 61 shots.
She said she and her 71-year-old mother were in bed when the shooting happened and didn’t see who fired the shots.
"It was like boom, boom, boom boom," the woman, who didn’t want to be identified, said. "Senseless, senseless."
The woman said her mother was hit by one of the bullets, which shattered her elbow. She said she is now in the hospital and facing several surgeries.
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The woman said her mother was also hit by some bullet fragments when their house was targeted on Sunday morning.
“She was an innocent bystander at home, minding her own business. There in her bed both times, so she was hit Tuesday and she was hit Sunday,” the woman said. "I don't bother nobody. I'm 50 years old. I mind my business. I just want my family to be safe."
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