Man hits woman in head with gun, fires multiple shots in parking lot of NoDa bakery

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man reportedly struck a woman in the head hit with a gun outside a popular Charlotte bakery in the NoDa neighborhood in east Charlotte Sunday.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, a woman was pistol-whipped by a man around 12:47 a.m. Sunday morning outside of Amelie's, which is a popular bakery in Charlotte, located in the 2400 block of North Davidson Street.

The incident began at Red@28th between two customers located near Amelie's.

Police say the man fired multiple shots in the parking lot after he allegedly struck the woman. Two cars where struck by bullets, one of which had people inside. Dozens of people were running for cover.

People who were inside the bakery at the time of the shooting say they're shaken up and don't feel safe, but thankful they were not hurt.

"We are thankful no one was injured and the situation was handled quickly. The authorities were quick to take action and have now taken over the case," Mary Jayne Wilson, who is the director of operations at Amelie's, said.

Folks who were eating inside the bakery said they were reminded that life is far too precious.  Yellow caution tape could be seen in the parking lot near the restaurant Sunday evening.

The extent of the victim's injuries is unknown.

Amelie's French Bakery and Cafe released the following statement:

"Early Sunday morning, an assault and shooting occurred in the parking area shared by Amélie’s French Bakery & Café’s NoDa location. While the altercation did not happen at Amélie’s, the attentive staff alerted customers to move away from the doors and windows as the situation played out. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during the incident and the local police immediately jumped into action. 

Mary Jayne Wilson, Director of Operations at Amélie’s said, “We are shocked and saddened by the recent incident that occurred in the parking lot area outside Amélie’s NoDa location. We’ve been part of this community for over 9 years and have always felt safe alongside our business neighbors. We are thankful no one was seriously injured and the situation was handled quickly by local authorities. Our staff quickly enacted our emergency policy and procedures to ensure the safety of our staff and customers inside our doors. In addition to assisting CMPD as needed, we’ve reached out to the property management company for the shopping center to increase security and ensure the ongoing safety of all of our patrons.”

No arrests have been made.

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