Police searching for suspects in northeast Charlotte Bojangles' shooting

Credit: NBC Charlotte

Police searching for suspects in northeast Charlotte Bojangles' shooting

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 8:42 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said there were two victims suffering from gunshot wounds in connection with an afternoon shooting in northeast Charlotte Thursday.

Sometime in the 3 o'clock hour, a caller told CMPD dispatch that someone had been shot inside of the Bojangles' in the 2500 block of North Tryon. 

CMPD told NBC Charlotte the shooting occurred in the parking lot of Bojangles', and officers were spotted marking evidence in the parking lot of the restaurant. 

"I heard five shots and then there was a man on the ground bleeding.  Then he jumped in a black Jeep and took off up North Tryon Street," recalled Rashaun Blackmon, who was walking out of the Bojangles' when the gunfire erupted.  He said he saw two men run away from the scene.

CMPD, along with K9 units, searched a neighborhood at the intersection of Pinckney Avenue and 30th Street in north Charlotte.  They found a light blue Geo Prism with a bullet hole in the back rear window.  People who live on that street said they heard the car crash and then a man covered in blood ran toward their houses.

"The kid was bleeding everywhere.  I got a towel for him and tried to stop the bleeding but then he just took off," said Daris Lane.  Lane added that victim got a ride from a woman driving a van.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said that both victims were shot in the parking lot of Bojangles'. CMPD said both victims appear to have non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still trying to determine how many suspects could be on the loose.

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