CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and emergency crews were called to a shooting near uptown Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting took place in front of the Church's Chicken at the intersection of West Fifth Street and Beatties Ford Road just a few blocks from Johnson C. Smith University.

Police said they have not treated anyone with a gunshot wound thus far but they have detained at least one suspect. A witness told NewsChannel 36 she heard 15 to 20 gunshots during the incident.

One tan SUV crashed into a pole near the intersection and a school bus and black sedan have also been marked off with crime tape in a separate scene a few yards from the apparent shooting.

Officials said no one was on the bus and the driver was just a witness to the shooting.

Rico Griffin witnessed the shooting and said shots were fired nonstop and we turn around the guy is running and he threw the gun....Being so close like that, you never know if you are (going) to be hit by a stray (bullet).

The is the second shooting near uptown Charlotte in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday in west Charlotte one person died after a shooting during an armed robbery. Two people were arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in that incident.

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