MEDIC: 4 shot in inside Derita neighborhood home

Neighbors say they saw a car speed away from the scene.
Police believe this could have been a drive-by.
Published: Jul. 4, 2023 at 4:53 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2023 at 5:32 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A law enforcement officer tells WBTV four people were reportedly shot inside a home overnight.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Park Brook Drive in the Derita neighborhood of north Charlotte.

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The 911 call first came in as a stabbing, then as a shooting.

Neighbors in the Derita neighborhood did not want to go on camera, but WBTV they heard gunshots and then saw a car speed away.

“When does it stop, when does it end? When are we just going to put these guns down? It’s just senseless, man. A gun doesn’t solve a issue,” Will Adams said.

Adams is the founder of Team TruBlue, a Charlotte organization working to stop the violence.

“Is it worth it? Have you really thought about it? And are you prepared for the consequences that’s going to come behind it? And that means your family, friends, whoever,” Adams said. “Are you prepared for the consequences that are going to come behind you pulling that trigger?”

Crime scene investigators taped off a home and a portion of the street. Dozens of evidence markers were laid where bullet casings could be seen in the street as well as several bullet holes along a fence.

MEDIC says two people have life-threatening injuries, one has serious injuries, and another has minor injuries.

Audio between Dispatchers and MEDIC on the scene talks about the patients, including one who is just 14 years old.

An officer on the scene said this could be a drive-by shooting.

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