Friday, November 7, 2008

Gateway Village Shooting

Please see this article for the latest information on the Gateway Village incident of last night. I have contacted our CMPD Area Commander and will share any updates that I can in the coming days. If you were a witness in any way, contact CMPD immediately at (704) 432-TIPS.
It is hard to understand how a place many of us walk daily and nightly could be the site of a "shooting spree" resulting in the loss of life. The common steps to personal safety are well-known, but bear repeating:
  1. Be aware of your surroundings.
  2. Introduce yourself to your neighbors - and don't forget that the students, retailers, and businesspeople are our neighbors too!
  3. Call 911 if you see something suspicious.

The association has already been planning several visitors to discuss safety at an upcoming meeting. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.