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2 arrested after party bus brawl

Police say two people were arrested Thursday morning after a fight broke out near a party bus in north Charlotte.

The fight stemmed from a dispute between a man who was riding the bus and another man who was a patron in an uptown Charlotte club.

According to police, a party bus carrying between 30 and 40 people had been visiting clubs in the uptown area late Wednesday night and early Thursday. The outing had been arranged by an entertainment promoter, police say. At one club, a man who was part of the tour got into an argument with another man.

The bus left, but police say the man from the club followed in his car.

When the bus pulled into the Wal-Mart parking lot, in the 7700 block of North Tryon Street, to drop off the passengers, the man who was pursuing the group arrived at the parking lot and resumed the argument with his foe. At some point, witnesses told police, the man from the club pulled a gun.

One person was struck in the face by the gun and suffered minor injuries.

Police told reporters that several fights were ongoing when they arrived.

The man who allegedly followed the bus was identified as Courtenay Terrill Robinson, 24, of Charlotte. He was charged with four misdemeanors -- assault with a deadly weapon; carrying a concealed weapon; going armed to the terror of the people; and assault by pointing a gun. Police say a woman, whose name was not released, was arrested on misdemeanor charges. They say she failed to follow police orders to quit fighting.

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