One person was shot in a home invasion in east Charlotte Thursday night.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, three men broke into an apartment in the 2600 block of Lancrest Drive around 11:41 p.m. Police say the incident was an apparent robbery.
“You are running around, kicking in doors of people’s homes and shooting them. I have kids. How am I supposed to function at work knowing my kids are here?,” said Kelly McNeil, a mother of four who lives next door. “It is time to go, it is time to go and it will have to be immediate.”
The shooting occurred not far from Devonshire Elementary.
“I heard the pow, pow, pow! I just saw him between two cars, staggering, with his hands up saying, 'I have been shot, call police,'” said a woman that called police.
One person was shot in the leg and was seriously injured, officers said. The male victim was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.
“A lot of kids, a lot of families, and a lot of hard working people live here,” James Raynor, who often works in the complex. “I would have no problems living over here. It is quiet and has been quiet for a while. It has been known to be a bad area at times but over the past 2 years it has been tame.”