The Charlotte Observer is reporting that a shooting this afternoon that left one man dead and another critically injured at the Boulevard Homes where two officers were killed on duty in 1993.
The shootings shortly before 1:30 p.m. stemmed from an argument during a pick-up basketball game at the southwest Charlotte public housing complex off West Boulevard, police said this afternoon. CMPD Officers responding to shots being fired, found one of the victims on the ground near a basketball court on Brookvale Street and a second victim on the ground across Brookvale.
Charlotte firefighters and Medic treated both victims, and transported them to Carolinas Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead and the other is reported in critical condition.
During a media briefing, Westover Area 2 Response Commander Sgt. Todd Lontz wouldn't say what the argument was over, or who fired the shots. He said nothing about the victims -- though it appears police were looking for a suspect. From the rental office 15 police cars could be counted and officers were seen going unit to unit.
Again Chief Rodney Monroe was no where to be found, despite his promise to personally respond to every major crime in Charlotte. Chief Monroe has been keeping a fairly low profile since the fatal accident involving CMPD officer Martray Proctor.
Strangly enough public relations experts hired by Chief Monroe were also not avaible Sunday, leaving CMPD Sgt Lontz to answer media questions.