CMPD identifes man killed in east Charlotte double shooting

CMPD is investigating the city's 57th homicide after a man was fatally shot in east Charlotte early Friday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One person was killed and another injured in an attempted robbery or carjacking that turned deadly in east Charlotte overnight, police said. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 2300 block of Ginger Lane just before 2 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man and woman both with apparent gunshot wounds.

The female victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening. The male victim, identified as Joshua Anthoni Burris, 23, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead by medical staff. 

Detectives at the scene said they are looking for the vehicle that was taken from the scene. The victims did not live at the apartment complex, according to police, but they did know people who do live there now. A man claiming to be the father of the Duckworth arrived at the scene and spoke to investigators.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Friday, officers told NBC Charlotte they had located a vehicle connected to the crime on Rupert Lane. The vehicle in question was surrounded by police and taped off near the intersection of Ruper Lane and Bridgeport Drive. 

Investigators are in the process of seeking potential witnesses to the incident. According to CMPD, the investigation is active and ongoing. No further information was provided by detectives.

Anyone with information about this shooting or any other incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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