Two Teenagers Face Firearm Possession Charges After Shooting Four People Outside Charlotte Night Club During Party
Two teenagers are facing firearm possession charges after they reportedly shot four people during a party at a night club in Charlotte over the weekend. All of the victims have been taken to a hospital.
ABC News reported that the two teenagers opened fired at a parking lot of a North Carolina night club. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested over the shooting but police believed there is a third person, who pulled the trigger.
The first two teens arrested have been charged only with possession of a firearm by a minor. The 15-year-old was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and shooting in city limits as he shot into the air after the shooting at the four teens took place.
An assault call was reported at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday outside of the Spice Lounge in Charlotte. The officers arrived and saw four teenagers suffering from gunshot wounds. All four teenagers, who are said to be between 14 and 16 years of age, were taken to hospitals for treatment.
One of the victims is said to be suffering from a life-threatening injury, Time Warner Cable News shared. No other details are available about the victims. It is unclear if the victims were the intended targets or if it was a random attack.
Meanwhile, two guns were found on the scene and several people were questioned by the authorities. The manager of the nearby Popeye's, Jonathan Owens, said that there was a group of around 100 kids before the shooting broke out and the kids looked like they were ready to fight.
This is not the first time that violence erupted from Spice Lounge. But iIt remains unknown what prompted the shooting and if the teens are in any way related. Police have not yet determined if the victims and the suspects were related or if this stemmed from a possible beef between groups.
Anyone who has information to the matter is asked to call CMPD at (704) 432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. The investigation is ongoing.