CONCORD, North Carolina — Police are asking for help identifying the suspect in a shooting Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Food Lion in Concord.
Concord Police said the shooting happened around 5.45pm at the Food Lion on Concord Parkway South.
When the police arrived they found that a person had been shot following an argument with another man.
The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say the victim and suspect had a verbal argument before the two began shooting at each other.
A third person also started shooting but was not injured.
The suspect fled on foot to the Parkway Station Apartments before police arrived.
“It was just a little scary, honestly,” said Mikayla Hatfield, cashier at Johnny Roger’s.
Hatfield said she didn’t hear the gunshots and suddenly people seated at tables outside rushed in.
“The whole incident happened pretty quickly,” cook Joshua Adams said.
People inside could see what was happening outside the restaurant.
“We were worried if someone with a gun was going to try to run that way,” Adams said.
Catina Johnson’s salon is closed on Mondays, but she shops at the Food Lion.
Johnson stopped at the grocery store shortly after the shooting.
“I had my granddaughter with me, so if I had come home earlier the bullets don’t have a name, so they can hit anyone,” Johnson said.
Police describe the suspect as a man in his late teens or early twenties with a tattoo on his face. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and sweatpants.
No further information has been released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or Cabarrus County Crime Stoppers at 704-93-CRIME.
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