Beatties Ford Road Mass Shooting

Beatties Ford Road 06/22/20
Michael Falero / WFAE

Police are still searching for a motive and suspects connected to a mass shooting that occurred on Beatties Ford Road a little over two weeks ago. The shooting happened at a block party at the end of a weekend that started with Juneteenth celebrations.

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Last week, the portion of Beatties Ford Road in front a neighborhood Food Lion in Charlotte was roped off with yellow police tape. Police were collecting evidence, trying to piece together what sparked a mass shooting at the tail end of a weekend that had been full of peaceful celebrations marking Juneteenth.

Courtesy Kenneth Stevenson

Thirty-one-year-old Dairyon Stevenson is the fourth person who died as a result of Monday morning’s mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road. The shooting happened at a block party at the end of a weekend that started with Juneteenth celebrations.

David Boraks / WFAE

Police say a fourth person has died after Monday morning's mass shooting in northwest Charlotte. 

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UPDATED 1:30 p.m., June 25

A weekend that started with Juneteenth celebrations on Beatties Ford Road in northwest Charlotte evolved into nightly block parties. In the early hours of Monday, one of those block parties turned deadly after a mass shooting.

Beatties Ford Road shooting aftermath. 06/22/20
Michael Falero / WFAE

There are still many unknowns around the mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road that occurred early Monday morning. What we do know is that two Juneteenth celebrations occurred on Friday and Saturday on Beatties Ford Road. Both were peaceful. A third started off peaceful Sunday, but turned violent as gunshots were fired at roughly 12:30 a.m. People were hit by cars as they tried to flee the scene. Three people have died. Police are still searching for a motive and suspects.

David Boraks / WFAE

Three people are dead and six others wounded by gunfire after an impromptu block party near the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street turned violent around 12:30 a.m today.

David Boraks / WFAE

Updated 4:15 p.m.

Police say three people were killed and 11 others injured after a shooting at a block party in northwest Charlotte early Monday. Five of the people injured were hit by cars.