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1 injured in shooting at north Charlotte park

A Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation employee was shot while closing Friendship Sportsplex in north Charlotte Sunday night, officials said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation worker was shot while closing the Friendship Sportsplex in north Charlotte Sunday evening, county officials said. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to a shooting near the entrance of Friendship Sportsplex, on Cindy Lane, around 7 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found one person who had been shot. 

The victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment. CMPD confirmed the victim was stable. Officials have not identified the victim at this time. 

In a statement from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, they said: 

A Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation employee was shot while performing closing duties at Friendship Sportsplex the evening of Nov. 27, 2022. The employee is being treated for injuries. The County is working with CMPD on this ongoing investigation. There is no additional information to share at this time.

Jerald Jones, who has lived near Friendship Sportsplex since 2008, told WCNC Charlotte he saw police lights Sunday night. 

"I saw lights down the street, and I just thought it was a disabled vehicle or something," Jones said.

He tells us the area has seen a lot of recent crime. He hopes that police catch the suspect. 

"Get the guns off the streets and hold people accountable," Jones said.

CMPD hasn't released any suspect information or announced any arrests in connection with the shooting. Any person with information is asked to call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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