CMPD SWAT Team Responds After a Shooting in West Mecklenburg County

WEST MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — A large police presence blocked off Harbor Drive, off Moores Chapel Road in West Mecklenburg County near the Catawba River.  Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, CMPD and Mecklenburg EMS were called after a shooting sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Detectives say a suspect shot that person in the leg and the chest.  The victim then ran to a neighbor’s house to get help.

Shortly afterward, a CMPD SWAT team began negotiating with the suspect who was barricaded inside a home on the same street.

 

After more than 6 hours of negotiating, the SWAT Team moved in and found the house empty.  Officers are now searching for the suspect.