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Woman hit by stray bullet outside of Charlotte nightclub

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Police are investigating after a woman was hit by a stray bullet outside of an uptown Charlotte nightclub on the 4th of July.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers were called to Bar Charlotte, along the 300 block of North College Street after a woman was reportedly shot in the alley on Thursday evening.

The incident happened around 10:55 p.m.

Officers say the woman was standing in the alley when she was hit in the shoulder by a "falling projectile."  Witnesses on the scene say they didn't hear a gunshot or see anyone shoot a gun.

Police believe that someone shot a round into the air from a different location and the bullet hit the woman as it was falling from the sky.

WBTV has learned that the woman sustained only minor injuries.

"The bullet literally is sitting on top of her clothing," police told WBTV. "She did have a little injury to her shoulder, but she's gonna be fine."

Officers are investigating and ask anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.

Police want to remind the public  to "never to shoot a gun into the air."

Officers say from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday night, they received 30 shots fired calls, 250 firework calls and 39 Shot Spotter calls for service during 4th of July celebrations.   

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