Gunshots fired at car, nightclub

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By Chris Sardelli

Patrons at a local nightclub called police early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, after someone fired several bullets into the building and a nearby car. 

Officers responded at about 2:40 a.m. to Good Time Charlie’s, 1366 W. Meeting St., about a report of shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

A 911 dispatcher told responding officers that a car in the parking lot had been shot and a vehicle suspected to be involved fled the scene heading west on West Meeting Street. 

At the scene, officers spoke with a Kannapolis, N.C., man who reported he was standing outside when a black car drove by and fired a weapon toward the nightclub. The man noticed the car slow down and then he heard between four and five gunshots before the car drove away, the report said.

Once the car was gone, the man noticed that his Dodge Magnum had been damaged. An officer noted in the report that the back window of the man’s car had been shattered by what appeared to be two gunshots, the report said. 

One of the rounds entered the back seat headrest, but officers were not able to recover any bullets from the car. 

A Lancaster woman also spoke to police and said she was sitting close to the front door when she heard about four gunshots. She told officers there was an argument earlier that night between two men inside the club. It is unknown if the argument was related to the shooting. 

Officers also found damage to the building, including two bullet holes in a concrete wall at the front of the nightclub and one bullet hole on the left side of the front door frame. 

Below the door frame, officers also found a bullet on the sidewalk. 

There is no information about possible suspects, though the suspected vehicle is described as a black Honda coupe in the report. 

Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Wednesday the case is still under investigation and there were no new details to release. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police department at (803) 283-1171 or (803) 283-3313.

Two other shootings

Saturday’s shooting is about two and a half miles from the area of a Nov. 12 shooting along Thomas Lane that left a man injured. The nightclub is also about three miles from the scene of a double shooting in the 500 block of Miller Street on Nov. 3. Two men were shot in that incident. 

Grant commented on both incidents Wednesday afternoon, but said there is no new information in either case.

“No updates, nothing connecting the two incidents,” Grant said. “Both cases are still under investigation.”


 Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416