A man was shot in a parking lot behind the Midnight Diner early Monday and collapsed in front of the restaurant as he called for help.
Officers responded to 115 E. Carson St., near South Tryon Street, around 2:38 a.m. in response to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon. The officers found a man who had been shot in the stomach.
The man’s name has not been released. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center. His injuries were described as life-threatening in a report by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. No motive has been released.
The man was a regular customer at the diner and had been seen there about an hour before the shooting, an employee told WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.
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It is unclear whether the man was shot in the lot immediately behind the restaurant, where Midnight Diner offers some customer parking, or in an adjacent lot.
An investigation is continuing by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, who also arrested a man for assaulting an officer at the scene. The arrest is not related to the shooting, according to CMPD’s report.