CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Police said officers fired shots after a suspect fired multiple rounds at a party overnight in east Charlotte Saturday.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call around 2 a.m. along Arnold Drive, just off Eastway Drive. The caller told police it appeared to be a large party where multiple people had guns.
As officers arrived at the scene, a person inside of a parked vehicle began firing multiple rounds, police said.
An officer at the scene who believed a deadly threat was imminent fired their service weapon, according to police. No injuries were reported following the shooting.
The suspect fled the scene following the incident, officers said.
Officers are looking for a four-door silver sedan with a sunroof as a vehicle of interest.
CMPD's Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation, as is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.
Organizations that advocate against gun violence spoke out after the shooting. Greg Jackson, Founder of the Heal Charlotte non-profit, said gun violence has been normalized and it's a domino effect.
“The root cause of it is the communities aren’t getting the resources they deserve and the opportunities they deserve," Jackson said.
He called on county and city leaders to provide more funding for education and workforce development.
Kyle Goodson started Not One More after her son was shot and killed. She said a conversation needs to start at home. Additionally, she's calling on county and city leaders to provide more funding for education and workforce development.
"Young people need to understand conflict resolution skills," Goodson said. Talk to them about how to solve conflict and then they are one the ones to solve" conflicts.”
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