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Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD

North Carolina police responded to calls of a shootout between two groups of people outside a daycare center in Charlotte on Friday, Sept. 18.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the scene of the shootout around 2:45 p.m. at a daycare on West Arrowood Rd.

Police say 20-year-old Isaiah Kersey and two others went to the daycare to pick up his toddler son, but he was denied by the daycare staff because he wasn't on the child's approved list for pick up.

The staff called the child's mother, who soon arrived with three other men - all packing firearms. An argument ensued in the parking lot between the two groups, which escalated into a wild shootout.

Police said two people in each group opened fire outside the daycare -- which had several children inside. None of the children were hurt. One staff member fell and injured her arm while running from the gunfire.

Kersey was the only person arrested and one firearm was recovered. He was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail on charges of simple affray, obstruction and resisting an officer.

In 2019, Kersey was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm after he was injured in a shooting in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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