Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mecklenburg Shooting Leaves One Dead in Street

One person was killed in a Charlotte-area street on Saturday night, leaving authorities searching for his killer. CMPD received a call of shots fired in the 8600 block of Lawyers road just after 10:00 Saturday night. Responding officers discovered the victim, who was pronounced dead on the scene by Mint Hill paramedics.

The identity of the victim has not been released, but police say he was riding in a vehicle with others. The other people in the car had fled the scene on foot. A separate vehicle was involved but also left the scene.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police canvassed the area for clues, along with CMPD's Gang Unit. If you have any information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact detectives by calling (704) 432-TIPS. As always, you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling (704) 334-1600.