One person suffers life-threatening injuries after the incident at Carowinds Camp


One person is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after an accident at Carwinds in south Charlotte.

Originally, MEDIC reported the incident as a shooting that occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Carowinds Avenue.

A Carwinds spokesperson told Channel 9 that CMPD found no evidence of a shooting, but MEDIC confirmed that one person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“At approximately 4:15 a.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) responded to an altercation at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. After investigating, law enforcement confirmed that there was no evidence of a shooting.”

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Veteran Channel 9 crime reporter Glen Counts was able to speak with friends and experienced campers, Cal Austin and Colby Bryan. Although the two have never stayed at the Carowinds Hotel, they say the incident that occurred Saturday morning is far from normal.

“You usually see more people getting along and making friends with each other,” Brian said. “I didn’t see anyone screaming or yelling or anything like that.”

Austin told Counts that throughout his camping experiences, he’s never really seen anyone get into an argument at camp.

“I didn’t really; “I can’t even imagine many things to argue about,” Austin said.

CMPD investigators investigated the incident but have not revealed the cause of the violence or whether anyone has been arrested.

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