Victim named in fatal west Charlotte shooting, no suspects

Victim named in fatal west Charlotte shooting, no suspects

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by Glenn Counts / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 12:34 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating the murder of a west Charlotte woman who was found shot to death in her bed.

"Just can't believe she's gone, we grew up together we are like sisters," said Gwen Davis, the victim's best friend.

Police have identified the victim as 49-year-old  Sacore Raley Gray.

"It don't seem like its real, I just talked to her," said Davis.

Police got the call around 8:54 a.m. Friday, and responded to the home located at 2819 Fordwood Drive.

Gray was pronounced dead at 9:05 a.m.  Investigators say there were people in the home at the time of the shooting.

"Some of the people who live in the house keep late hours so they were in and out of the house. We’re not quite sure of the timeline when the victim expired," said Capt. Gerald Smith of the Westover Division.

One person in the home was an elderly bedridden woman who was being cared for by Gray.

All day family members visited the crime scene looking for answers, but police didn't have much to tell them.

Investigative sources say they have no eyewitnesses, no motive, and a significant gap between when the victim may have died and when the call came in.

"During the night there were members of the community who actually heard gunshots at various time," said Capt. Smith.

The victim has a family member who is a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Departmet civilian employee, so there is a large extended family that is concerned about this case.

"She's up there with my brother, my son, my mother, and her grandmother, she's going to be missed, truly missed," said Davis.

Police say that anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at (704)334-1600.

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