Two people who were shot in the Label nightclub in the NC Music Factory complex Saturday night have non-life threatening injuries, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Police responded to the club at about 7 p.m. in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon service call, spokesman Rob Tufano said.
When police arrived, they found a female with a gunshot wound; she was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, according to Tufano. Soon after, another person also went to CMC with a gunshot wound.
Preliminary information indicates that someone fired several shots inside the club, hitting the two people, Tufano said.
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No arrests have been made. A large police presence remained soon after the shooting in and around the club at 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. off North Graham Street.
People have taken to social media to decry the shooting. One person posted on Instagram, “And just like that someone ruins a poppin day party. Praying for the people who are hurt #CIAA.”
The club was hosting a “CIAA Weekend Takeover” party, where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Young Dolph were advertised to appear, although it is not known if any were there at the time of the shooting.
Videos posted on Instagram showed people inside the club rushing to get out of the building, including some who were ducking or climbing over a railing.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association held its annual basketball tournaments in Charlotte this past week. It is unclear whether the Label party was an officially sanctioned CIAA event.
Several Label employees declined to comment as they left the club Saturday night.
About 15 police officers stood outside, as other officers interviewed people inside and searched for evidence.
Label management issued a statement shortly before 10 p.m. saying the club is cooperating with police.
“Tonight's events at Label will take place as scheduled. It should be noted that there will continue to be very substantial security for all Label events during tournament weekend,” the club said. “And, Label remains fully committed to the safety and security of its patrons."
Parties around the CIAA tournament and the festivities in and around uptown Charlotte are typically not violent.
But last March, two men were shot in the leg during a party that featured music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Sheraton Hotel. The party took place after the CIAA tournament. It was not a CIAA-sanctioned event but was one of many party venues around the city.
Combs was supposed to appear at Label at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Staff writer April Bethea contributed.
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