Last weekend, just after sunset on Saturday night, gunfire erupted a couple blocks from the venue hosting the CIAA basketball tournament. The CIAA is a yearly NCAA tournament of colleges that are historically black, a euphemism for voluntarily segregated by race. The CIAA is funded by tax dollars from the city.
While the shooting event made the AP wire, it was not picked up by any major news outlets outside the Charlotte area. Somewhere between “dozens of bullets” and “100 shots” were fired into cars and nearby houses. The hip hop web sites immediately knew who was being shot at and why. It has taken most of a week for the police and media outlets to catch up, and the story will likely not break into the national news – unless they find a connection to a Trump supporter or a white policeman who owns a Confederate flag