Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lunch Break (5/17/16): Shooting in Uptown, Medic wrecks near Queens, snakes are out

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Police have arrested a man following a shooting outside of Connolly's on Fifth in Uptown early this morning. Thomas Kerr allegedly fired multiple shots into the bar, causing damage to the building but not harming anyone. Kerr has been charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, damage to property and discharging a firearm in the city limit. (Fox46 Staff) 

There were no serious injuries in a wreck involving an ambulance near Queens University this morning. The wreck happened at around 9:45 a.m. this morning on Queens Road W at Selwyn Avenue and took down power lines. No word yet on what caused the accident. (WBTV Web Staff) 

According to a CMPD report released this morning, the man struck by a vehicle on Monroe Road in mid-April died of the resulting injuries yesterday. Police said 58-year-old Wayne Ivey was crossing Monroe Road in an area without a marked crosswalk on the afternoon of April 19 when he was struck by a woman driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Speed and alcohol abuse were not factors in the use. (Ryan Pitkin) 

Snakes season has arrived north of Charlotte apparently, as two incidents made clear yesterday afternoon. A 12-year-old Mooresville boy is recovering in the hospital after reportedly being bitten by a venomous snake while digging for worms near a Lake Norman dock. (Jenna Deery, WSOC) Meanwhile in Denver, a man was bit by a four-and-a-half-foot-long copperhead while shopping in the gardening department of Lowe's yesterday afternoon. (WSOC Staff) 

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