CHARLOTTE, NC – A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with a mass shooting at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte on New Year’s Eve.
Daevion Crawford was charged with firing into a crowd, resulting in five people being injured. The heavy police presence was reported at the scene around 11:30 p.m. local time, with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responding to the incident at the park, which was reportedly crowded with thousands of families at the time of the shooting.
Following the shooting, Crawford was taken into custody by the CMPD. The disturbing incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in urban areas and the impact it has on innocent bystanders, especially during public events and gatherings.
As law enforcement continues its investigation, officials are urging the public to come forward with any information related to the shooting. The swift arrest of the suspect reflects the commitment of authorities to swiftly address and apprehend those responsible for perpetrating acts of violence in the community.
In the aftermath of this tragic event, five individuals are recovering from their injuries, while the community is left reeling from the impact of this senseless act of violence. The incident also highlights the need for continued efforts to address gun violence and work towards creating safer public spaces for all residents.