"He had a different way of looking at the land, the trouble at hand or any circumstance that might just come along .... and he measured his life in cedar posts and miles of barbed wire fence”.
Monday, March 3, 2014
CIAA Ends With A Few Bangs As Charlotte Signs On For Another Six Years
Early Sunday morning CMPD Officers had their hands full of drunks and a couple of shooting victims.
The Charlotte Observer posting:
The shooting happened about 2 a.m. in a ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, sending thousands of CIAA fans and others streaming onto McDowell Street early Sunday.
Cedar's Take: Thousands? Seriously? The maximum limit in the main ballroom is 872.
Police in Charlotte are investigating after two people were shot at an uptown hotel during a post-CIAA partying featuring three well known rappers.
Officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to the Sheraton Hotel on the 500-block of South McDowell Street around 1:59 a.m. Sunday morning to the report of a shooting.
WBTV has learned that the shooting took place at a party catering to CIAA fans featuring several big names in the music industry, including Diddy, Future and Fabolous.
The party, which was hosted by AG Entertainment out of Atlanta, was slated to end at 3 a.m. according to event postings found online.
Charlotte Mecklenburg police say an altercation in the main ballroom at the Sheraton quickly escalated, resulting in two people being shot, both in the leg.
One of the victims was a 33-year-old woman from Virginia Beach, the other was a 35-year-old man from Las Vegas.
WBTV has learned that one was taken to the hospital, but the other was treated and released from the scene.
Several people were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries they sustained when they tried to quickly leave the hotel.
Police are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.
For the record Sean "Puff Daddy Conway Twitty P. Diddy" Combs was not in the hotel during the shooting, he was on his way to Atlanta where there was another shooting on Sunday night.
CIAA Tournament Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter would not talk about the incident because it was not a CIAA-sanctioned event.
The hotel formerly known as "The Blake" had just received its liquor license and had recently undergone a $20 million dollar renovation and management change to bring it back up to Sheraton Hotel Groups standards. North Carolina ABC officials promptly revoked the license on Monday.