The sounds of Police sirens are nothing new along Central Avenue. Gun fire in the middle of the night is as common as fireworks on the fourth of July. Welcome to East Charlotte, the once solid middle class white neighborhood has been on the decline for years.
Over the weekend CMPD responded to a number of calls regarding guns, including a one hour long shootout, a homicide and two additional shootings. In all nearly 150 rounds were fired during the period Thursday through Sunday.
What happened to Charlotte's once comfortable neighborhood?
Are Police doing enough?
Are the changes due to the massive influx of immigrants both Latin and Asian?
Is there anything that can be done or is East Charlotte the Boulvard Homes of 2010?
What do you think?