• CMPD search for gunman in east Charlotte shooting

    By: Tina Terry


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte father was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning after a shooting in an east Charlotte neighborhood.
    The shooting happened in a subdivision on Ashe Court near Albemarle Road. After the shooting, the victim drove himself more than a mile to get help at a shopping center on Albemarle Road where police found him.

    He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and is expected to survive. 

    "It's devastating. I don’t have the words to explain what I felt," said Trina Brown. 
    She received a call that her youngest son Darnell Carden had been shot early Tuesday morning. 
    Police said Carden was at the house around 11:40 a.m. when someone opened fire and shot him.
    The shooter also fired into the house. Police said four adults were inside including a 4-year-old, a 6-year-old and a baby.
    A police report said he didn't know the shooter but officers haven't said if they know a motive for the crime.
    "What is it going take to stop the violence," said Brown.
    She said she doesn't know who would shot her son.
     "I'm mad, I'm scared, I'm angry, but he's still here by the grace of God, he's still here," Brown said.
    As of Tuesday evening, police hadn't made any arrests in the case.

    No one else was injured.

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