Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting at a Charlotte Juneteenth celebration, police said.
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Posted June 22, 2020 4:39 a.m. EDT
Updated June 22, 2020 7:13 a.m. EDT
— Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting at a Charlotte Juneteenth celebration, police said.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were responding to a call about a pedestrian being hit in the area of a Juneteenth celebration on Beatties Ford Road at around 12:30 a.m.
When officers were on their way, multiple shots were fired. Medic was first to the scene, and witnesses say that’s when shots rang out. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene after she was shot.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Johnny Jennings also said that five other people were hit by vehicles after the shooting.
Witnesses said that the scene was “chaos.” In video on social media, multiple gunshots are heard.
“I heard about 60 or 70 shots, sounded like, people were running everywhere, cars were leaving,” one person told WCNC. “It’s just sad someone took something that was an event that was supposed to be an event and turned it into a massacre, a nightmare for families. People lost their loved ones, people out here in the streets dead. Charlotte’s better than this.”
Another witness told WCNC that there could have been several people shooting. He said it could have been 15 to 20 people and gunfire was coming from “left, right, front and back.”
This is a developing story and will be updated soon.
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