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Investigation continues after officer-involved shooting injures one in Charlotte’s Steele Creek area

The shooting happened at the Pringle Square Apartments, located off Brown Grier Road and down the street from Steele Creek Elementary School.
The shooting happened at the Pringle Square Apartments, located off Brown Grier Road and down...
The shooting happened at the Pringle Square Apartments, located off Brown Grier Road and down the street from Steele Creek Elementary School.
Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 5:33 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer shot a man at an apartment complex in the Steele Creek area early Wednesday morning after responding to a call about an armed person chasing someone else, authorities said.

The shooting happened at the Pringle Square Apartments, located off Brown Grier Road and down the street from Steele Creek Elementary School.

It’s still not known who the person was who was taken to the hospital, but CMPD officers on the scene said none of the officers who responded were injured. Officials did note that one officer was transported for precautionary measures.

According to the CMPD, police got a call around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday that someone was chasing someone else through the complex on foot with a gun.

When police arrived, investigators said one of the officers fired and hit a man in the leg. That man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings.

The chief couldn’t confirm that the person shot by police was the individual with the gun.

The shooting happened in the Steele Creek area early Wednesday morning.

Neighbors said they largely didn’t hear anything Wednesday morning until the sirens.

“It was probably about 10 police cars, a lot of activity. Then they started stretching out the yellow caution tape,” neighbor Tim Horan said. “We’re just here temporarily; we’re from out of state. It’s been great the past two months, so this is crazy.”

According to the CMPD, a gun was recovered from the scene. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is serving as the primary investigative agency.

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