CIAA tournament criticize violence at events

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association say violence that sent four people to Charlotte hospitals were not official tournament events.

Multiple media outlets reported that two people were hurt in shootings Saturday night and two others were stabbed at another location early Sunday.

Both events were aimed that those attending the conference basketball tournament.

The names of those who were injured have not been released. No arrests have been reported.

CIAA tournament spokesman Derek Ross said Sunday the violence was unfortunate, but something the conference had no control over.

Ross said tournament leaders encourage those at the games to go to events sanctioned by the conference at official city locations. He says they have tried to discourage promotes were using the CIAA name in ads.