The Queen City is normally pretty quiet on a Tuesday night but at 12:01 am all hell broke lose in Charloot. CMPD apparently had their hands full early Wednesday morning with at least 5 calls about shots fired included one major crime scene at North Graham and 6th Street.
The Graham Street shooting will make the news because there were 4 people shot, one of which was deceased.
But the death toll doesn't tell the entire story.
The Post Apartments on Graham Street is not your typical hood shoot out location. So the events of last night seemed rather odd. That is until you learn that some poor property owner has listed their unit on AirBnB and apparently unknowingly rented it to a parent who decided to have a graduation party for her thugette and friends.
Word of the Mallard Creek High School Class of 2019 graduation party spread fast.
Imagine that your charming AirBnB listing with dozens of Five Star reviews is now the scene of a homicide?
The fallout from this will be huge.
The deceased identified as 24 year old Calvin Alex Haines. Haines who has long list of priors including several arrests with weapons charges died at the scene.
CMPD is struggling to sort out the details and no arrests have been made. But the other unnamed victims are 22, 19 and 16 years of age.
The white shirts at CMPD are sticking to their never ending "lets all have a group hug, sing "Kumbaya" around the campfire and just get along" nonsense.
Wednesday’s violence was yet another example of that, CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano said. “It’s getting frustrating,” he said. “It’s getting downright tragic.”
Charlotte's African American Community has become a culture of violence, embracing criminality and gun play as a way of life.
The only way to stop the blood shed is to take these people off the streets permanently. There is no reason someone like Haines who fires a gun into an occupied residence should see a prison sentence of less than 20 years. Haines got probation, which just legitimized gun violence, the same gun violence that took his life.
If we don't start entombing violent offenders it is clear that there will be more and more bloodshed and pressure washing.