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.