The incident at the Charlotte Premium Outlets tonight started with a man battling a potential car thief in the parking lot. A gunshot was fired, and our news team, including reporter Erica Lunsford, was on the scene as the police investigated in Steel Creek. As of now, the shooter is still on the run.
Witnesses we interviewed expressed shock and disbelief at the incident, emphasizing that this is not what they expect when visiting the outlet mall. Charlotte Police responded to the shooting at around 5 PM, where a man returning to his car noticed someone trying to steal it.
During the struggle, the suspect fired a shot that missed the intended victim but proceeded to assault them with the pistol. This incident follows another shooting near the same parking lot a few months ago. With the nights growing darker earlier, shoppers like Steven Jameson hope that more security measures will be implemented to ensure their safety.
As of now, no arrests have been made, but the police will continue to monitor the area..