• Woman in critical condition following road rage shooting


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Road rage sparked a shooting in northeast Charlotte on Monday, police said.

    A call for a person shot came into dispatch at about 4:05 p.m. in the 800 block of Pavilion Boulevard, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

    The incident stemmed from an altercation that occurred at Pavilion Boulevard  and Highway 49.

    Officers were unable to locate a victim at that time but were notified a short time later that a woman, Dejanae Gilliam, drove to Carolinas Medical Center-University with serious injuries.

    She was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning.  

    Police said they have not made any arrests in the case.

    Initially, officials said the shooting was in the 900 block of Forty Niner Avenue.

    The incident was not related to nearby University of North Carolina-Charlotte, police said. But that is outside the 901 Place apartments, a complex that calls itself a “Premier student apartment community" on its website which is just about 2 miles from the UNCC campus.

    Over the last six months there have been more than 50 burglaries and assault reports within a one-mile radius. Students said those kind of incidents are happening far too often near the off-campus apartments.

    They said they're hearing about it weekly and want to see something done about it.      

    Monday's shooting comes after a student was shot Saturday night outside University House Apartments, minutes up the road from 901 Place.

    University House said it alerted students of the incident but could not comment further because it's an ongoing investigation. 901 Place declined to speak with Channel 9.

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