Chilly weather Saturday night didn’t prevent the usual weekend interaction of villains and victims in Charlotte, according to reports gathered from WBTV and law enforcement authorities.
First, a shooting about 10:30 p.m. at Spice Lounge, 4116 N. Tryon St., left four youths between the ages of 14 and 16 with gunshot wounds. Police believe the shooting happened in the parking lot of the nightclub. The four victims are being treated at Carolinas Medical Center, and one has serious injuries.
According to police, two firearms were found at the scene. Carnis Poindexter Jr., 16, is charged with possession of a firearm by a minor. Police also charged a 15-year-old male with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a minor and shooting in the city limits.
The 15-year-old admitted firing a gun in the air after the shooting happened, but officials are investigating to identify the suspect in the shooting. No names of victims have been released. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.
Half an hour later, two people went to the hospital after a robbery and shooting in Plaza Midwood. One suspect approached a man and woman in a shopping center parking lot at 1400 Central Ave. The suspect robbed the victims at gunpoint, shot them, then got into a vehicle with two other people and fled the scene.
Two off-duty police officers heard the shots while riding by. One stayed with the victims; the other chased the suspect. That chase ended when the suspect's vehicle hit a car near Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. All three suspects are now charged.
Among the charges for Antonio Worthy, 25: two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Jamall Glenn, 33, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, two counts of hit and run, and others. Ebonee Ward, 29, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Both victims were transported to Carolinas Medical Center and treated for their injuries. The names of the victims were not released.
Things were quiet around the Queen City for 12 hours. Then a knife became the weapon of choice.
That stabbing, which left one unidentified person in Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries, took place on Arching Oak Lane off East Independence Blvd. Police have not said what led to the stabbing or if any arrests have been made.
Finally, Charlotte police responded a little after 2 p.m. to yet another shooting, this one in the 4900 block of Arborwood Drive. An unidentified 14-year-old boy went to Carolinas Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Initial information gathered at the scene indicated this may have been an accidental shooting between people who knew each other. Nonetheless, anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers site at charlottecrimestoppers.com.