Windows shot out of dozens of cars in NE Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for the persons responsible for shooting up more than 30 cars in northeast Charlotte.

The trouble began early Memorial Day Morning.

"A few nights ago we heard like a BB gun or an air rifle you could hear the 'pow pow pow,'" said Jessica Brinkley, who lives on Terra Cotta Drive.

Her neighbor got several car windows shot out; police say Herons Pond, Boulder Creek and Ridgewood were some of the neighborhoods affected.

"It's in the shop we've had every window busted out or should I say shot out, so it's in the shop and we have to replace it," said Amber Martin, one of the victims.

She is not very happy about being stuck with two $500 deductibles to repair her car windows.

"I think it was completely unfortunate. This is a working class neighborhood. Everyone here works and I don't know anyone who has an extra $500, let alone $1,000 , so it was very wrong. I can't imagine who raised these people," she said.

Rob Parker and his rroommate live on Red Squirrel Trail and were one of two victims on that street.

"Went to put his bag in his car and when he opened its door glass just kind of fell out," said Parker.

Police say this incident is similar to a case from last month where teens shot out car windows as part of a Facebook dare.

That group was arrested and officers don't think there is any connection.


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