Dozens of gunshots fired at occupied Steele Creek area home

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - No one was injured when someone shot into an occupied dwelling near Charlotte's Steele Creek area Wednesday morning.

"Continuously something automatic so I counted 20 the first time…dung dung dung dung dung," said a neighbor, describing the sound she heard. "Then quiet for a second then another bunch of shots so I think another 20 or 30 shots."

According to Charlotte Mecklenburg police, over 60 shell casings there found outside the home, located in the 11500 of Chapeclane Road. The neighborhood is just off of Shopton Road West.

The house at the corner of the street has several dozen bullet holes at the back, side, and front of the house.

A round went through a car's passenger side window and evidently exited through the driver's side. Police say no one was hurt. Three people were inside the house when the shots were fired.

"It's senseless and it look like it was targeted and for that I'm grateful that it was intended for one rather than a whole neighborhood issue," a neighbor who didn't want to be identified told WBTV. "However for weapons such as these to be in hands of youngsters or anybody that's not in the military is  - it just doesn't make any sense to me."

Neighbors say the Stowe Creek community is normally quiet.

"Awesome neighborhood. You can walk around at night you know and have no fear," a woman told WBTV. "Used to be. But now with this – it's like okay I guess I really so need to stick to my guns if it's dark – stay in."

"I was surprised because this is a nice quiet neighborhood," another neighbor said. "A lot of young children around. That's why I moved over here  - it's a nice area to live."

So far, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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