Five people stabbed at Hookah Bar in University City - | WBTV Charlotte

Five people stabbed at Hookah Bar in University City

(WBTV) (WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Five people were stabbed early Sunday morning outside a hookah lounge in the University City area.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a fight inside Red@28th on Pinnacle Drive, a hookah bar, spilled out into the parking lot. Five people were then stabbed around 2:09 a.m.

Two of those victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to CMPD. Officers said shots were fired in the parking lot during the fight, but no one was hurt. 

The lounge's owner, Jazz Vincent, said for as long as he has owned his business, he has never seen anything like this happen there.

"We've been in business for almost eight years, and never witnessed something of this magnitude," Vincent said.

Police have not said what led to the fight. 

This is the second incident at the parking lot of this Hookah Lounge in the last month. On March 3, a victim was shot outside the bar after a confrontation, according to police. 

PREVIOUS: One shot outside University City strip mall

Vincent said he believes the same people are responsible for both the shooting two weeks ago and the stabbings early Sunday morning.

"We noticed the last two or three weeks some activity going on in the parking lot when cars are parked together. Some staff members saw some people talking in the middle of the night when they were leaving," Vincent said.

Vincent told WBTV he just bought security wands to detect knives, guns, or other weapons. He also said he plans on getting patrol on his parking lot.

Vincent will hold a town hall meeting in Red@28th on Wednesday at noon, to discuss this recent violence.

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vehicle crashed into business in Gaston County

    Vehicle crashed into business in Gaston County

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:16:55 GMT
    WBTV graphicWBTV graphic

    A vehicle crashed into a business in Gaston County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened around noon in the 800 block of N. 14th Street. Gastonia Fire Department assisted the Bessemer City Fire Department on the scene. 

    More >>

    A vehicle crashed into a business in Gaston County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened around noon in the 800 block of N. 14th Street. Gastonia Fire Department assisted the Bessemer City Fire Department on the scene. 

    More >>
  • Officials locate missing 11-year-old boy last seen Saturday

    Officials locate missing 11-year-old boy last seen Saturday

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:45:40 GMT
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police DepartmentCharlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for a missing boy reportedly last seen Saturday. Officials say Elijah "Tank" Hendricks, 11, was last seen in the area of Amity Garden headed to an unknown destination.  

    More >>

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for a missing boy reportedly last seen Saturday. Officials say Elijah "Tank" Hendricks, 11, was last seen in the area of Amity Garden headed to an unknown destination.  

    More >>
  • One person confirmed dead in fatal crash on I-77 N

    One person confirmed dead in fatal crash on I-77 N

    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-05-20 11:56:33 GMT
    (Fred Craft | WBTV)(Fred Craft | WBTV)

    Huntersville Fire Department responded to a fatal car crash on I-77 N near Exit 25 north around 4:30 a.m. Officials say three cars were involved in a crash that left one person confirmed dead on the scene. A second person was transported for potentially life threatening injuries.  

    More >>

    Huntersville Fire Department responded to a fatal car crash on I-77 N near Exit 25 north around 4:30 a.m. Officials say three cars were involved in a crash that left one person confirmed dead on the scene. A second person was transported for potentially life threatening injuries.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly