CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Nine people have been arrested and seven guns seized in connection to a number of 'shootings into occupied dwellings,' specifically homes, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
CMPD said they've investigated 305 shootings into occupied dwellings in 2018.
"Innocent people are being hurt. Police need help catching those responsible," CMPD News tweeted out to the public on Wednesday.
CMPD has investigated 305 shootings into occupied dwellings this year. Innocent people are being hurt. Police need help catching those responsible. Crime Stoppers 704-334-1600. pic.twitter.com/c4c6hvUvCS— CMPD News (@CMPD) August 8, 2018
CMPD has created a task force armed at stopping this troubling trend. Sgt. Steve Fischbach said residents needs to call police with information about what's happening in their neighborhoods.
"Perhaps one of the most troubling things we find is the people who aren’t involved and have really good intentions and want to work with us, they’re too afraid to do so," said Sgt. Fischbach.
"I would say what’s driving a lot of this is problems between individuals that could be as minor as an insult on social media," said Sgt. Fischbach.
Charlotte Crime Stoppers has increased their reward to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest for any shooting involving an occupied dwelling. You can remain anonymous. (704) 334-1600.