One shot in shopping center parking lot in southwest Charlotte
The shooting happened on Berewick Town Center Drive, which is off Steele Creek Road, in southwest Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Police have responded to a shooting that happened Tuesday morning in a shopping center in Charlotte’s Steele Creek area.
Medic confirmed one person was seriously injured and taken to Atrium CMC Main following the shooting on Berewick Town Center Drive, which is off Steele Creek Road, in southwest Charlotte.
Neel Jadeja was working nearby when he heard a car crash outside. He says customers inside started screaming when they saw their cars were hit in the Berewick Town Center Drive parking lot near Harris Teeter.
Jadeja pulled out his cell phone and started filming the moments leading up to the shooting which showed two men fighting outside of a wrecked SUV. At least two other vehicles in the parking lot were also hit.
“It wasn’t [anything] about Tik Tok or social media, it was like ‘holy mess’ if something bad happens, people need to know what happened and who did it if somebody was doing something that bad,” Jadeja said.
The cell phone video showed one of the men waving the gun and hitting the other man on the ground. The second man started walking away and was shot moments later.
“There were guns waving it was very frightening it was really scary looking,” Jadeja said.
The Charlotte Fire Department says one of its firefighters was shopping nearby when he responded to the commotion and helped provide medical care to the injured man.
“This morning, Charlotte Firefighter Michael Cunningham was witness to an active gun shooting and was the initial caller to 911. Following his valiant efforts to keep bystanders safe and out of harm’s way, Cunningham gave emergency medical care to the shooting victim on the scene,” a spokesperson from the Fire Department said on Twitter.
Jadeja says he’s thankful nobody else got hurt but says this incident will stick with him and others in the area.
“You know people that were just getting lunch today, people that were getting nutrition from clean juice and stuff, and these cars and this police line it’s all evidence scene now,” Jadeja said. “It’s affecting a lot of people in a lot of ways today that was not expected and it’s going to last.”
WBTV’s Sky 3 shows crime scene tape and first responders in a shopping center parking lot at Berewick Town Center Drive.
Officers were also investigating the Hampton Inn & Suites nearby but have not provided any updates on an arrest or the outcome of the investigation at the hotel.
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