A Tale of Two Cities

The following story would ruin the reputation and economy of any small Caribbean island. But it was just another Saturday night in Charlotte, “The New South”.

5 people shot in NW Charlotte

11:46 PM EDT on Saturday, August 9, 2008

By NewsChannel 36 Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- 5 people have been shot on Charlotte's Northwest Side; 2 with life-threatening injuries. It happened around 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. Emergency crews say black male wearing all black with dreadlocks shot 5 people at a home on Thomasboro Drive. One of the victims sustained a gun shot wound to the chest, another was shot in the face. A two year old was shot in the foot. Emergency crews said the two people that had life-threatening injuries were alert at the hospital and were optimistic about their condition. There is no word on a motive in this incident.


Anonymous said...

News like this never fails to shock me, no matter how bad things get in this world. Sad.

Michael said...

You're right. Aruba is still under the shadow of the Natalie Halloway thing and Antigua will be dealing with the murder/assault of the British couple for years, if not decades.

Meanwhile, young blondes disappear everyday in any number of American cities, and murder and mayhem have become commonplace.