Community members worry after one person shot in west Charlotte

Community members worry after one person shot in west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police are investigating reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in west Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers arrived in the 3100 block of Hiram Street near the Arbor Glen Apartment Complex at 3:25 p.m. Friday.

One person was shot as a result of the incident, according to police. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time, but police say the wounds appears to be non-life-threatening.

According to the CMPD, vehicles at the location were also hit with bullets.

One neighbor told WBTV she was very upset to learn about the shooting Friday afternoon.

“I was like ‘oh my gosh, no way’. That’s all I said,” recalled the mother who asked not to be named.

She said she is trying to raise a three-year-old in the community, and the news of a shooting worries her.

“It could’ve been somebody’s child out here playing or I could have been already home pulling up at the same time when it happened,” said the woman.

The mother told WBTV that there seems to have been an uptick of violence in her community. She said their have been other violent incidents that have happened near her home.

In December of 2017, a woman was shot by intruders at her home near the Arbor Glen community.

In January of 2018, a mother and infant child were shot at in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The baby was struck in the ankle. Police do not think the mother and child were the intended targets of the shooting.

In October of 2018, 22-year-old Kareem McLeod was shot and killed in the parking lot of gas station in the 800 block of Clanton Road. The site of the shooting is just a mile away from Arbor Glen.

“I have to raise my three-year-old. I want us to be safe in a safe community,” said the mother.

She said she hopes to leave the neighborhood and buy a house in another part of the city.

Another neighbor told WBTV that the people responsible for the violence need to find better ways to occupy their time.

“They need to get a job, work, stop making us look bad. It’s crazy,” said the man who asked not to be identified.

The investigation into this most recent incident is ongoing and no further information has been released.

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