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School bus and car hit by stray bullets on northern edge of Plaza Midwood

A school bus and a vehicle were struck by bullets near the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza in east Charlotte on Thursday.
A school bus and a vehicle were struck by bullets near the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza in east Charlotte on Thursday.

A school bus and a vehicle were struck by bullets near the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza in east Charlotte on Thursday – the result of a gunfight at a gas station near the intersection, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

The bus was not the target and no student injuries were reported, but the bus driver was struck by glass. The bus was affiliated with Charter Lab School, police said.

A second bullet hit and damaged a vehicle parked at the gas station. The driver was in the car but wasn’t injured, CMPD Capt. Torri Tellis said Thursday afternoon.

The gunfire happened about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The two men involved in the gunfight each fled the scene in vehicles, Tellis said. Police are working to identify the men.

A copy of parking lot surveillance video obtained by TV station WSOC shows the two men in separate cars at the gas pumps when they confronted each other.

One man pulls a gun and begins firing at least four shots at the other man, who escapes by running for cover behind a car. The shooter then drives away, but not before the other man is able to return fire with his own gun. He appears to fire at least twice at the fleeing shooter, into passing traffic.

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