CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police in east Charlotte are investigating the city's 23rd homicide of the year after a man was shot to death Saturday afternoon.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 4100 block of Colebrook Road just after 2:30 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 25-year-old Jarel Grace lying in the front yard of the home suffering from gunshot wounds. Grace was taken to CMC, where he was pronounced dead by emergency personnel.
While on the scene of the first shooting, CMPD received another call for a shooting in the 4000 block of Briarhill Drive. Medic transported the victim to CMC with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Police say there was also a third victim involved in the incident. That victim had left the scene in Colebrook Road prior to officers arriving at the location. He went to CMC-University where he was being treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Investigations reveal that three suspects were robbing the victims when the shooting occurred, CMPD says.
John Harris said he was in his backyard when he heard the shooting.
"All of a sudden, I just heard gunfire and people running," Harris said. "At least about seven or eight [gunshots]."
He said in his 11 years living in the neighborhood, there has never been extreme violence like a shooting.
"We have children playing," he said. "To me, it's senseless."
Anyone with information regarding either shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.