CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are continuing to search for the suspects involved in the series of fatal shootings that happened on Labor Day Weekend last year.
A total of 12 people were shot, including 5 fatally.
"We are not going to stop until we bring the killers to justice, that's our goal," said CMPD Deputy Chief Doug Gallant.
Gallant said we want the community to understand we haven't ceased work on these cases we've had a squad on each case since they began.
"The most important thing we need is people in the community telling us what happened. In almost every case there were people there," Gallant said.
Police believe two of the cases are possibly related.
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CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said the increase in shootings that occurred over Labor Day Weekend was due to rival gang-like activity. He said these groups are not named gangs, but they're behaving like gangs. He said their retaliation has caused the deaths of innocent people, including a 7-year-old boy, shot and killed when someone shot into a birthday party on Fieldvale Place.
Putney said the department was treating all of the shootings from the Labor Day Weekend, in which a total of 12 people were shot, including 5 fatally, as if they're connected.
If you have any information you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 704-334-1600. A $10,000 reward is being offered for every case and an additional $5,000 for one of the cases.