Crime & Courts

Bullets fired from car hit 2 men in north Charlotte parking lot Wednesday night

Two men were shot in an apartment complex parking lot off LaSalle Street and Beatties Ford Road in north Charlotte on Wednesday night.

The men had non-life threatening injuries, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris said.

Police were trying to determine if the men knew who shot them and why they were shot, Harris said shortly before 10 p.m.

“We have limited information at this point in the investigation,” he said.

The men were shot in the 2200 block of Catherine Simmons Avenue at 8:18 p.m., according to Harris. They were in the parking lot, they told police, when a car drove down Catherine Simmons Avenue and at least one person in the car shot at them.

Catherine Simmons Ave
Two men were hurt in an apparent drive-by shooting on Catherine Simmons Avenue in north Charlotte on Wednesday night. Jordan Sawyers WBTV

The victims drove to the 300 block of Trade Street, where emergency officials met them, Observer news partner WBTV reported..

One victim was hospitalized after he was shot in the leg. A bullet grazed the other man, who was treated at the scene by Medic and was not hospitalized, Harris said.

West Trade Street scene
Police responded to the 300 block of West Trade Street on Wednesday night, where two gunshot wound victims met them. Jordan Sawyers WBTV

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak