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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 10:01 AM

2 killed and 12 injured in North Carolina shooting at block party, police say

Source: CNN

Two people were shot dead and 12 others hurt early Monday at an "impromptu block party" in North Carolina, Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

"Several shooters discharged dozens of shots into the crowd," the CMPD said in a statement.

Officers responded to a call of a pedestrian hit around 12:30 a.m., when they heard gunshots, the statement said. When they got to the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound lying in Beatties Ford Road with a gunshot wound. She died at the scene, the release said.

CNN affiliate WBTV reported "hundreds of people" were in the streets.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/us/charlotte-shooting/index.html

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Reply 2 killed and 12 injured in North Carolina shooting at block party, police say (Original post)
ellenrr Jun 2020 OP
Eyeball_Kid Jun 2020 #1
Abnredleg Jun 2020 #3
marie999 Jun 2020 #6
Abnredleg Jun 2020 #8
PatSeg Jun 2020 #5
neohippie Jun 2020 #2
people Jun 2020 #4
LastDemocratInSC Jun 2020 #7
RhodeIslandOne Jun 2020 #9
Igel Jun 2020 #10

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 10:10 AM

1. Without any verified facts, I'd bet dimes to donuts: this was racially motivated. n/t

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 10:18 AM

3. Unfortunately, this is an all too common event in NC

and it rarely is racially motivated. I'm not ruling it out, but typically it's a grudge that got settled by guns.

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Response to Abnredleg (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 11:29 AM

6. Maybe some places in NC.

I live in a small town outside Jacksonville, NC. It is a peaceful town made up of Whites, Blacks, and Muslims. We don't have shootings except for deer, bears, and squirrels.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 12:41 PM

8. I live in Greensboro

Very diverse population but a lot of poverty and a history of systemic racism, plus a growing gang problem due to the opioid trade. Makes for a constant background noise of violence that the powers that be aren’t overly concerned with since it is all taking place in the “wrong side of town.”

The demonstrations triggered by George Floyd’s killing are sparking some good conversations, which hopefully will lead to much needed changes.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 11:19 AM

5. I think it sounds like a combination of drinking

while armed. Unfortunately this is not uncommon in this country.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 10:16 AM

2. Seen on Facebook

Last edited Mon Jun 22, 2020, 12:55 PM - Edit history (1)

Not sure if this is verified but maybe we can research these events since cities, locations and dates are listed, I did some simple searches based on the information listed and all of the ones that I picked to search on seem to have local news stories about gatherings where people were shot and no suspects captured

I think the numbers by each represent dead and injured


At least 9 people are dead and 77 were injured during protests around the county in a 48 hour period.. All took place over the past weekend. All were from shots fired from an unknown person or persons shooting into a crowd. National news shows this morning are offering no coverage of these incidents. THIS CAN'T BE A COINCIDENCE! What the hell is going on and why are the news outlets that thrive on sensational acts such as this mute? Inquiring minds want to know!

June 22, 2020 North Carolina Charlotte Beatties Ford Rd 2 7

June 21, 2020 New York Buffalo W Ferry St and Niagara St 0 4

June 21, 2020 Texas Austin 500 block of E 7th St

June 21, 2020 Alabama Auburn 600 block of Railroad Ave

June 21, 2020 Wisconsin Milwaukee North 28th St and West Ruby Ave

June 21, 2020 Minnesota Minneapolis 2900 block of Hennepin Ave 1 11

June 21, 2020 Illinois Chicago 2600 block of W Potomac Ave 1 3

June 20, 2020 New York Syracuse Marcellus St and Wyoming St 0 9

June 20, 2020 New York Bronx Mount Eden Pkwy and Monroe Ave 0 4

June 20, 2020 Michigan Detroit Appoline St and Puritan Ave 0 4 View Incident


June 20, 2020 Michigan Saginaw Livingston Dr and Tausend St 1 3

June 20, 2020 North Carolina Pinetops 700 block of Lashley St 2 2

June 20, 2020 New Jersey Jersey City Union St and Ocean Ave 1 4

June 20, 2020 Kansas Wichita 3741 N Rock Rd

June 20, 2020 New York Bronx Mapes Ave

June 20, 2020 Wisconsin Janesville 6530 S US-51

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Response to neohippie (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 12:04 PM

7. It's coincidence in that these are similar events around the same time.

Co-incident.

But is the coincidence meaningful? Probably not in terms of intention and planning. But in terms of so many people walking around armed to the teeth it's inevitable.

And, I don't see that we can ever wind down the current problems with police violence until we wind down the civilian violence that results from heavily armed citizens roaming the land. It's a dystopia.

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Response to neohippie (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:04 PM

9. The media has ignored "party shootings" for years

 

Unless it hits double digits of death, a bunch of idiots getting drunk, "disrespecting" one another, or fighting over the same woman and shooting up Aunt Luetha's 80th birthday BB-Q is no longer "newsworthy".

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:46 PM

10. If it's not big or there's the right spin/outrage, it doesn't much count nationally.

It's the same with a lot of shootings.

Problem is, they avoid those events because they give people the "wrong idea."

By focusing just on some incidents, they *also* give people the "wrong idea."

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