Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CMPD Investigates Saturday Night Shootout on Eastway Drive

Investigators with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are still trying to put together the pieces of a Saturday night shooting in Eastway Division that resulted in a car crash. According to police, the shooting could be gang-related.

Authorities say that two cars, each with several passengers, were traveling on Kilborne Drive near its intersection with Eastway Drive. The occupants inside exchanged gunfire between vehicles, which resulted in one of the cars striking a tree. Over twelve people, including some teenagers, were involved in the shooting

In all, the exchange left at least eight victims in its path. Police have five suspects, but have not made any arrests at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.