BYSTANDER’S VEHICLE HIT IN FREEWAY SHOOTING: CMPD: Two cars hit during I-85 shooting, including one with two kids inside – WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A shooting in broad daylight Sunday along a busy Charlotte freeway leaves investigators searching for the person they say fired the shots.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, there was a confrontation between a male victim and a male suspect at a gas station at 5:50 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The victim left the gas station in the car and was followed by the suspect onto Interstate 85.

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CMPD says the suspect shot at the victim’s vehicle while both were on I-85 nearing the Beatties Ford Road Exit. The victim’s vehicle was hit multiple times, but he escaped uninjured.

At the same time, a woman driving northbound on I-85 had her windows shot out as a result of this incident. She had two children with her in the car at the time, but CMPD says there was no injury to her or her children.

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Police say no arrests have been made yet in the case.

The first victim, however, tells Eyewitness News reporter Briana Harper that he’s hopeful that surveillance video taken at a gas station on Statesville Road — where the incident began – will help police make a quick arrest.


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