‘I thought I was in a warzone:’ Home, vehicles damaged after suspects fire dozens of shots at northwest Charlotte residence
Five people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, including three children.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Five people were inside a northwest Charlotte home when someone fired several shots at the residence early Wednesday morning.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Coy Court, not far from the intersection of Oakdale Road and Brookshire Boulevard.
Photos show the front of the home was peppered with gunshots, which according to police documents, struck two vehicles that were parked inside the garage, and caused other damage to the residence.
Three juveniles were inside the home at the time of the shooting, including a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. A 15-year-old was also inside.
Neighbors said that they were awakened by more than two dozen gunshots.
One woman who did not want to be identified, said she had just finished walking her dog when she heard the chaos.
“I heard the gunshots. I mean pop pop pop pop it wouldn’t stop...I thought I was in a warzone,” she said.
A man who lives in the home said that one of the bullets narrowly missed one of the children, who was sleeping at the time of the incident. The man told WBTV he was concerned after learning the home was targeted beforehand and wishes he had been informed before moving in.
WBTV contacted the company Bottomline Property Management but they have not returned our request for comment.
Neighbors said the house has been targeted in the past when the previous owners still lived there. They believe the people who previously lived there were involved in gang activity.
The family that currently lives in the home just moved in four months ago.
“After [the old family] moved out and [the new family] moved in everything was quiet, but for some reason, someone that used to know them must have targeted the house and come back for them,” she said.
Neighbors say they’re updating their security cameras and keeping their eyes peeled and hope this will lead to more support from the police.
“We need to have more patrols. I never see police cars here, I see drivebys, but I don’t see any police in the area and I’d like to see them more often,” she said.
Police are still investigating and have not made any arrests at this time.
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