Local media respond to Brafford shooting

New crime scene photos; supporters and patrons plan to gather at Brafford's bar

UPDATE: CMPD released a description of the suspect wanted in the shooting on Aug. 22.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Local media responded early Thursday morning and yesterday evening with coverage on the attempted robbery and shooting suffered by longtime local gay bar owner Greg Brafford.

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Brafford, 58, was shot at least two times outside of his home in the Sedgefield neighborhood during an attempted robbery. He suffered at least two bullet wounds, but is now in stable condition at a local hospital.

Read more about the incident in qnotes‘ original story here, and bookmark this link to stay up to date on the latest news surrounding the active investigation.

Police have not released descriptions or identities of any potential suspects, but say the incident is an active investigation.

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Community members and patrons of Brafford’s bar, The Woodshed Lounge, have been speaking out with messages of support on Facebook and elsewhere. Many plan on visiting the bar tonight and through the weekend to show their support.

“Keep him in your thoughts and prayers to expedite his recovery,” bartender Mike Miller said on Facebook Thursday. “Please drop by the bar tonight or over the next few days if you want to show your support and appreciation for this man.”

Local news stations WSOC and NBC Charlotte responded to the incident with coverage of their own.

Crime scene photos, courtesy WSOC:

 

NBC Charlotte also reports on the incident below:

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer is a staff writer for QNotes. He previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015.

One Reply to “Local media respond to Brafford shooting”

  1. David Shawn Rhyne August 24, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I am stating a fact about what an Outstanding guy Greg Brafford is and how he does everyone. He is like a father to me and several. Regardless of who or what you are, he bends over backwards to help anyone out. It’s horrible this happened to him. But, I’m glad he survived. That shows you how the society is in our world. Regardless, everyone must be extremely careful of their surroundings. You never know what wil happen. I wish the best to a great guy, Greg Brafford, and hope he progresses. Lots of love Greg.

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