CMPD releases photos of man suspected of shooting person inside vehicle in E. Charlotte

Police say the suspect fled the scene and crashed their vehicle.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a possible suspect in connection with a shooting that left one man hospitalized.

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CMPD responded to a 911 call saying a person was shot in the 6900 block of Albemarle Road. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who had been shot while inside of a vehicle when he was driving on Albemarle Road.

"What I heard was a bunch of yelling, then a commotion then bow-bow-bow, like a bunch of shots," said Ashley, a witness.

Police say the man was in a car stopped next to another vehicle at a red light. When he got out and shot at the victim's vehicle multiple times -- putting innocent lives at risk.

"We looking like, 'Oh my god' and everybody ducking down getting under cover," Ashley said. "People grabbing babies. I grabbed somebody's child and put them under because I have a child of my own and that is scary."

NBC Charlotte's crew on the scene reports that the shooting suspect crashed their car while trying to flee the scene. CMPD did not release the suspect's identity.

Officials did not say if the suspect and the victim knew each other.

"Bullets don't have no eyes on them," Ashley said. "We were out here and everybody was terrified."

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police says delays are expected for traffic on Albemarle Road from Winterhaven Drive to East W.T. Harris Boulevard. CMPD says the person is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

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