It happened outside a nightclub around 2:30 a.m. Friday near Tucker and N. West streets.
According to police, an unknown suspect pointed a handgun at four people, then fired a pistol in the air and left scene.
In response, police said 22-year-old Shawn Lee Reeves -- one of the four people who had the gun pointed at them -- grabbed a rifle from his vehicle and accidently discharged a round.
No one was hurt, but eyewitnesses said it all stemmed from an argument.
Javier Marquez told ABC11 that when a group started to argue outside the nightclub, guns started to come out.
"The guys, they were ending it and they ended up starting up again and it was out of control from there," Marquez said. "There was gunshots coming from the middle of the street. The guys pulled it out from across the street and literally, they shot twice into the air and then they shot this car that was right over across the street."
Reeves has been charged with going armed to the terror of the public and for discharging a fire arm inside the city limits. He is currently in the Wake County Jail.
As for the person who pulled the gun initially, police are investigating. Anyone who knows anything about the incident is urged to call authorities.