Eight shootings in three days: Kannapolis Police ask for public’s help

Published 12:17 am Saturday, June 6, 2020

KANNAPOLIS — Police are asking for the public’s help after eight shootings in or around the city limits and in three days without identified suspects as of Friday night.

Three people have been injured across all eight shootings. One arrest has been made. There were limited details released Friday evening about the incidents by the city of Kannapolis.

“Our investigators are diligently working to identify and arrest those responsible for these incidents,” said Interim Kannapolis Police Chief Terry Spry. “This type of criminal activity is unacceptable in our city. If you know anything about these crimes, please aid us by calling Crime Stoppers or our department.”

A news release said there were three shootings on Wednesday, including one on Kennedy Avenue in Kannapolis where one person was treated and released from the hospital; one on Marion Avenue outside of the city limits in Cabarrus County, where one person was injured; and one on Wright Road in Rowan County, where no one was injured.

Police charged Jeremiah O’Brien Mason, 18, of China Grove, in connection with the Kennedy Avenue shooting. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of shooting into occupied property.

There were four shootings inside the city limits on Thursday, including:

• On Kingston Drive in which a white SUV was seen and no one was injured.
• On Springdale Avenue in which a four-door, dark-colored Honda was seen and no one was injured.
• On West 16th Street in which a four-door, dark-colored vehicle was seen and no one was injured.
• On Holland Street in which no one was injured.

On Friday, someone started shooting at Lane Street Express, 2013 Lane Street, when a male customer came into the store. Police say that customer appeared to be the intended target.

The customer left the scene in a maroon-colored Nissan Murano. The suspect left in a white Dodge Charger, police said.

A bystander inside of the store received minor injuries in the Friday shooting.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to contact the Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-4000. To remain anonymous and qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at cabarruscrimestoppers.com/submit-a-tip/ or 704-93CRIME.

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