Police are looking for people involved in the January shooting in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify two people involved in a January shooting in east Charlotte.

The incident happened on Wednesday January 5 at around 4pm on Snow Lane at the Heritage Park apartments.

“We had one victim who was shot in the abdominal area and suffered serious injuries. We also had shootings in an occupied apartment as well as an unoccupied vehicle,” explained Constable Rick Smith, CMPD Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

Smith said the individual with the gunshot wound survived. He said it’s unclear what led to the shooting. The Crime Stoppers coordinator explained that surveillance videos obtained by police show two people that officers believe are suspects in the shooting. One of the individuals is a woman wearing a blue hoodie and the other is a man dressed entirely in black.

“From the footage you saw, we saw they were in the area at the time and just because of their behavior and other leads we’ve had lead us to them,” Smith explained. .

The Crime Stoppers coordinator also commented that the shooting happened during daylight hours.

“It says they have no respect for life. I mean we have innocent people here at this compound, so anybody else could have been hit,” Smith said.

The officer said he believed those responsible for the recent shooting lived in the area and hoped community members who were reluctant to come forward would call Crime Stoppers.

“I know you don’t want to talk to me here, but I want you to call me on our anonymous phone line,” Smith said. “We don’t want to know your name. You don’t need to come to court, no written statement or anything, you just need the information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still receive the cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.

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Mark M. Gagnon