CMPD investigating shooting of Park Ranger at north Charlotte park

Police say the shooting took place at the Friendship Sportsplex on Cindy Lane.
When officers arrived, the Park Ranger, 35-year-old Patrick Barringer was found suffering from a gunshot wound.
Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 9:36 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a shooting of a Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Park Ranger that took place at a sports complex in north Charlotte.

Police say the shooting took place at the Friendship Sportsplex on Cindy Lane just after 7:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, the Park Ranger, 35-year-old Patrick Barringer was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Medic says Barringer was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

Barringer was on duty when he was shot.

“Certainly this is a concerning incident,” CMPD major Brian Foley said. “We want to make sure all parks and red facilities are safe for everyone to use.”

The investigation is still ongoing and more information will be provided when available.

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