CMPD: Labor Day shootings investigation update

- 95 people have been arrested within the last week in Charlotte since CMPD launched a crackdown on violent crime.

This is all because of the dozen shootings over Labor Day weekend that killed five people, including a 7-year-old.

CMPD says it's received fifteen crime stopper tips so far about the Labor Day shootings. Although, none of those tips have led to an arrest officers have ramped up patrols and are actively in the streets targeting illegal firearms.

The Springfield Community still has it's guard up. Two people were killed in this community, including a 7-year-old boy and a lady sitting on her front porch.

CMPD is asking for the public's help to track down the people responsible for the five homicides from that weekend.

"Those 15 tips that have come in have been very beneficial to us because they've helped us hold people accountable in some of the other crimes we've investigated," CMPD Captain Cecil Brisbon said.

As they continue with the investigation CMPD is now on the hunt for illegal firearms because of all the shootings.

56 guns have been taken off the streets since Labor Day weekend, most of which were stolen from homes and cars.

"These weapons are in the hands of people who are very dangerous, with little regard for the law and little regard for human life," Doug Gallant CMPD Deputy Chief said.

People in this community are hoping CMPD makes an arrest soon so life in their neighborhood can go back to the way it was.

CMPD says they're treating every shooting victim as an innocent person. There's now a $10,000 reward for any information on the shootings, as long as that information leads to an arrest.

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