Charlotte police looking for 'brazen' shooting suspect
Updated: 06/29/2012 06:21 PM
By: Kate Gaier
CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for what they call, a "brazen" shooting suspect. The suspect fired several bullets into an occupied vehicle, hitting one man in the chest, in broad day light.
It happened on Olde Providence Road, near the intersection with Providence Friday afternoon.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police searched for the person who filled a blue sedan with bullet holes. The back and side windows were shot out, and a front tire flattened, in the shooting.
Capt. Jim Wilson said the shooting happened a few blocks away, on Old Providence Road before noon on Friday.
"It's very rare for this sort of thing to happen in this area,” said Captain Wilson. The apartment complex itself is a nice quiet complex. Something as brazen as this to happen in broad day light."
Three people were in the car outside of an apartment complex when another car pulled up alongside them. Police said someone in that car, armed with a handgun, told them to get out.
"There was some sort of conversation that took place and then the suspect shot several times into the vehicle," said Wilson.
Wilson says one person was shot in the chest but was able to drive to the gas station at the corner, where they called for help. They were rushed to the hospital, the condition of the man shot in the chest was not immediately known.
Police canvassed the area, interviewed witnesses, and say the shooting doesn't appear random. They were given a vague description of the suspect.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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