Uptown chef escapes gunfire in shooting that injured 2 – WSOC TV


CHARLOTTE – A chef said he escaped gunfire in uptown Charlotte after a woman opened fire in the middle of the street Thursday night.

Two people were shot and taken to Atrium CMC, police said.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at North Tryon Street and Montford Point Street near the Skyhouse Apartments.

Shell casings littered the road as officers investigated four cars that appeared to be connected to the shooting. More than 35 road test markers were placed.

The chef who volunteers with Block Love CLT said his group was about to deliver meals to the needy in the area when the gunfire rang out.

He said the woman walking down the street and carrying a long gun opened fire.

“At this point, put your gun up,” said the chef who didn’t want his face on TV. “I’m leaning into my passenger seat. A bunch of shots ring out. I hear the windows break immediately, that it’s my car shooting at me.”

A shower of meat hit the chef’s car several times on the driver’s side.

“There’s a pause,” he said. “Another volley of shots, at which point I hear my rear windshield being shot.”

The chef said a bystander tackled the shooter.

“People start screaming when they see a gun,” the chef said. “He grabs her to try to wrestle the gun away from her to try to wrestle with her.”

The bystander was shot, the chef said.

“I was thinking that the guy who tackled her was probably in really bad shape, and I felt terrible for him,” she said.

The chef, who was not injured, said that person probably saved his life.

CMPD said the injuries to the two shooting victims were not life-threatening.

Deborah Phillips, executive director of Block Love CLT, was on hand to hand out the meals the chef donated.

Bullets started flying, forcing her to take cover.

Despite the violent scene, Phillips and the chef said they are committed to the community service that began in Charlotte in 2020.

“As long as there’s a need, we’ll be here again,” Phillips said. “We’ll just have to be more vigilant with our volunteers. For our safety.”

No arrests have been announced.

No further information has been released.

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