By David E. Hubler
Contributor, EDM Digest
Police in Charlotte, NC, are investigating a shooting incident Saturday night during which 100 shots were fired. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
WTOC Channel 9 reported that the shooting involved two rappers at 8th and Caldwell streets in uptown Charlotte. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. and lasted for about five minutes. Bullets struck nearby apartment buildings and vehicles, police said.
The incident occurred about 30 minutes before the start of a basketball tournament championship game involving teams from historically black colleges and universities.
Food truck owner Curtis Charlemagne told WOC that bullets pierced his truck and he hid during the shooting and the chaos. “It really messed up my business today,” Charlemagne said. Detectives canvassed the area to determine whether there were any additional witnesses.
Charlotte mayor Jennifer Roberts told the Charlotte Observer on Monday that she is “very concerned” about the incident. She said it was too early to talk about whether it was connected to the tournament. But authorities insisted that the shooting was not related to any officially sanctioned tournament events.
The Observer said several national lifestyle website reported that one of the targets was a rapper called Young Dolph. Police so far have declined to say whether he was involved.
About the Author
David E. Hubler brings a variety of government, journalism and teaching experience to his position as a Quality Assurance Editor at APUS. David’s professional background includes serving as a senior editor at CIA and the Voice of America. He has also been a managing editor for several business-to-business and business-to-government publishing companies. David has taught high school English in Connecticut and at Northern Virginia Community College. He has a master’s degree for Teachers of English from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in English from New York University. In March 2017, Rowman & Littlefield will publish the paperback edition of David’s latest book, “The Nats and the Grays, How Baseball in the Nation’s Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever.”