Three hurt, cars and homes shot into in west Charlotte shooting

Three hurt, cars and homes shot into in west Charlotte shooting
Three people were injured while cars and homes were shot into in connected shootings in Charlotte Wednesday night. (Source: WAFB)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Three people were hurt in a Charlotte shooting Wednesday night that involved four difference crime scenes.

The shooting started around 10:08 p.m., police say, when multiple people opened fire in a driveway along Meredith Avenue near Ashley Road. One person shooting may have been in a car in the street, police say. Stray bullets landed into two nearby occupied homes, but no one inside was hit.

About 10 minutes later, at 10:17 p.m., police were called to Freedom Drive near Alleghany Street where a vehicle involved was found that had been hit by gunfire. Two people in the vehicle were seen nearby and one person was detained, police say. The second person hasn’t been located.

A man connected to the Meredith Avenue wrecked nearby. The car had been shot into, police say, and the man ran to a Family Dollar on Wilkinson Boulevard for help. Someone called 911 and the man was taken to Atrium-Main.

Two other men with gunshot wounds showed up at a Novant hospital. Police say those hurt suffered minor injuries.

The case remains under investigation.

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