Mint Hill family on edge after home is shot five times


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Beverly Cannaday of Mint Hill had thought about moving. An incident on Christmas weekend might have been the last straw.
A car described as an older, boxy model pulled up in front of Cannaday’s home between 3:30 and 4 am the morning of December 27 and fired five rounds into the house. Cannaday awakened immediately and thought her 24-year-old son was having nightmares and had fired a gun. He had recently returned from Iraq. She went upstairs as he was coming downstairs when Cannaday’s husabnd yelled for her to call 9/11.

Cannaday’s husband got a glimpse of the car, and saw the back window bring rolled up as it sped away. Other than that, there are few leads. Police arrived in minutes to the Cannaday’s home after the incident and reported they could still smell the gun powder from the shots.

Police were at Cannaday’s home again today looking for spent shells. A car near in the Heathergate subdivision was recently shot at, and there was a theft in her neighborhood in the past month. The Cannaday’s live in the Windermere neighborhood across from Independence High School.

Beverly has talked to her family to see if there were any reasons someone would want to shoot at the house. Her younger son is a senior at Independence and is well liked, Beverly said. Her husband and other son said there were no disagreements with people they know that could have caused this.

Police said this could be an incident of the shooters having the wrong house. Cannaday said Mint Hill Police have talked to neighbors, but there is no new information. The Cannaday’s have video surveillance around their house, but it is more focused on the yard, and not the street.

Despite the incident, Cannaday said she wants to stay in Mint Hill if possible, noting that where she currently lives is an area where East Charlotte, and its crime, is spilling over into the town. With no leads in the case, moving her home, she said, might be the only solution.

“I want to know who did this and why and until then, I can’t settle down.”

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2 comments on “Mint Hill family on edge after home is shot five times
  1. So when the new comprehensive land use plan gets passed and more of East Charlotte infringes on Mint Hill I suppose we can expect more of this crime. Yet the town council seems to think an increase in crime won’t happen with the passing of the plan. Tell me how, with a plan to increase the population from 20k to 60k, and a plan to increase the density of neighborhoods, an increase in crime won’t happen? Really? Wake up people. We still have a chance to voice our opinion on this plan so be sure you do. A survey will be available soon regarding this topic. Go to the mint hill website for more information.

  2. Passing of the land use plan will have no effect either way on crime. The difference is CMPD is being more aggressive in their crime areas and are pushing out the crooks. Smaller towns with less police such as Mint Hill will be the new nesting ground for several of the crooks. The only hope we can have is that the new DA be more proactive and actually look into giving the crooks some time and take them off the streets.

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