Shots fired into several University City homes with assault rifle, police say

Shots fired into several University City homes with assault rifle, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gunfire from an assault rifle ripped through a University City area house early Tuesday morning. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Gang Unit was called in, but they do not know why the home was targeted.

Just before 2 a.m., officers think several gunmen sprayed at least three homes in the neighborhood near Old Concord Road with gunfire.

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They said one of the weapons used had to be a high-powered assault rifle because the bullets traveled through multiple walls.

No injuries were reported.

The loud gunfire woke up several neighbors including Wiletta Jones, who said her home is behind the house that was targeted.

"At 1:50 a.m., I heard pow, pow, pow, pow very loudly, and so I jumped up and looked out the window and I looked out the other window and I didn't see anything, so I went back to bed," Jones said. "Then around 2:20 a.m., I heard a loud banging on my door. I thought it was more gunshots."

Jones said the loud banging was the police. One of the rounds went through Jones' garage door, through several walls and landed in the hallway.

"So, I just jumped on the floor, shaking,” one victim said. “Next thing, my sons ran out of their rooms. They shot the thermostat, so water just started shooting everywhere."

"I'm very worried because I don't know if they may come back,” the victim said. “I don't know. I'm worried for my grandkids."

Police have not released any information about potential suspects.

No injuries were reported.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with for more information.