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A shooting at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Sunday afternoon raises the alarm of local residents.

Around 4 PM Sunday officers responded to a shooting at the park located at 300 South Church Street. Medic confirmed two people were shot and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Officers in the area at the time heard gunshots and went to investigate. CMPD arrested a suspect and said the two victims and suspect knew each other and were involved in a verbal altercation before the shooting.

There were a number of violent events over the weekend, including this shooting.

During the time of the shooting, families were enjoying a Charlotte Knights baseball game.

Residents expressed concerns saying on a pleasant, sunny Sunday, when everyone gathers downtown, it undoubtedly casts a shadow over the city.

In a press conference, CMPD Major Torri Tellis said, “We had many events that were going on [in the area], but with that, we also know that we have appropriate staffing, not only here in the Central division but at these events.”

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