Arrest made in Saturday morning house party shooting

Arrest made in Saturday morning house party shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for a gunman after a shooting early Saturday morning that left five people injured, including one person with life-threatening injuries. CMPD spokesman Keith Trietley said in a statement Saturday that police were called to William Reynolds Drive in the Hickory Grove Division just before 2:45 a.m., after getting a call about the shooting. The caller told police people were injured. Police found five men suffering from gunshot wounds. Three victims were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, and two were taken to CMC-University.

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 6:53 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested and charged a man they say is responsible for an early Saturday morning shooting that left five people injured.

El Contanase Steele, 36, was arrested Monday morning and charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police were called to William Reynolds Drive in the Hickory Grove Division just before 2:45 a.m. Saturday, after getting a call about several injuries after shots were fired into a house party.

(Click here to view photos from the scene)

Police found five men suffering from gunshot wounds.  Three victims were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, and two were taken to CMC-University.

One of the victims at CMC-Main had life-threatening injuries, said Treitley, but injuries to the others were not considered life-threatening.

Detectives spent hours at the scene looking for evidence.  Treitley said the shooting happened after a disturbance among guests at a house party.

CMPD asks anyone who witnessed the shooting, or knows about it, to call their hotline at 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide detective.  Det. Hoppe is leading the investigation.
 

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