2 hospitalized after Sunday morning shooting

2 hospitalized after Sunday morning shooting

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on June 30, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 30 at 11:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two men are in the hospital after they were shot in their car, and police are searching for the people who opened fire on them.

It happened around 7 a.m. Sunday on Woodlawn Road near the Old Pineville intersection, right beneath the CATS Lynx Blue Line station.

Police closed Woodlawn after the shooting until around 9:45, so they could canvass the scene and conduct their investigation.

"I heard pow, pow, pop," said a man who heard the shots from a few blocks away. "At first I thought it was someone hammering. Then I heard more pow-pow-pow-pow! About 17 in all. Then I knew it wasn't someone hammering." he said.

Police said that someone in a Honda Civic opened fire on two men in an early model Chevy Malibu as the Malibu drove down Woodlawn.

One of the men in the Malibu was hit in the lower back and the other in the leg. Police said both men were taken to the hospital with what they call non-life threatening injuries.

The Civic drove away, but police canvassed the scene and spoke to witnesses, including the two shooting victims.

Investigators say the incident appeared to have started at a house party that both the shooter and victims attended.
 
"Something got out of hand and it escalated to this," said an officer on the scene,

This story is developing. Stay with NBC Charlotte and WCNC.com for the latest.
 

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