Big brawl on South Tryon Street ends with shooting of man

Car involved in shooting, with window shot out.
Car involved in shooting, with window shot out.

A man was injured in a South End shooting early Thursday, and media outlets reported that it happened during a fight in the middle of South Tryon Street.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the man was shot in the arm around 2:45 a.m. after getting in a fight in the 1400 block of South Tryon Street, according to the Observer’s news partner, WBTV. That’s near Tavern on the Tracks and The Gin Mill.

Police told TV station WSOC that an argument flared up between two men at the old Amos’ Southend, and the fight spilled out into the road. A crowd of 30 to 40 people formed a ring around the men as they fought in the middle of South Tryon Street, reported WSOC.

Police said one of the two men at the center of the fight pulled out a gun and shot the other man in the arm, media outlets reported.

The man then drove to the 100 block of Carson Boulevard, near the Midnight Diner, where he crashed, reported WBTV. Police responded and Medic took the man to the hospital, where he’s expected to be OK.

The incident happened not long after the conclusion of a Carolina Panthers game against the Houston Texans at Bank of America Stadium, just blocks away from the fight scene.

It’s the second shooting reported in the past two weeks in the popular South End area. On July 31, a man was shot about 6 a.m. in a parking lot adjacent to the Midnight Diner at Carson and Tryon streets. His injuries were not life-threatening. That shooting also was connected to an argument.