Five things you need to know Monday

After a bout of heavy downpours early Monday morning, more rain is possible throughout the rest of the morning with temperatures in the mid 70s.

1. Man injured during apparent shootout in west Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg in west Charlotte early Monday. According to CMPD, a patrol officer heard gunshots while driving along Beatties Ford Road a little after 3 a.m. 

A short while later, police said a man showed up at Carolinas Medical Center-Main with a gunshot wound to the leg. Detectives said they have spoken to the man injured in an effort to gather more information. 

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

2. East Charlotte churches targeted by thieves

Police in east Charlotte are searching for the suspects who they said targeted three churches in east Charlotte early Sunday morning. 

CMPD said Asamblea Apostolica, St. John Lee Korean Catholic Church and St. Paul Presbyterian Church, all of which are located along Robinson Church Road, were hit by the suspects. 

Investigators said the culprits stole iPads, microphones, laptops, and a guitar. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

3. The PGA Championship tees off this week

The PGA Championship finally makes its highly anticipated debut in Charlotte this week. With roots dating all the way back to 1916, the major event brings a level of prestige never before seen at Quail Hollow Club.

Bob Morgan, President of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, says the event is going to be worth an estimated $100 million to the city and surrounding area. 

RELATED: Five things spectators need to know for the PGA Championship

And while the event is sold out, there are some ways to get ahold of some tickets for one of the biggest events in Charlotte's history. Championship Director Jason Mengel said the event has set an all-time PGA ticket sales record, and if you're hoping to take in the action at Quail Hollow, check out Prime Sport, which is the official partner with 100-percent guaranteed tickets. 

For complete PGA Championship coverage, click here or download the NBC Charlotte mobile app

4. Vice President Pence calls suggestion of 2020 run 'disgraceful'

Vice President Pence is pushing back against The New York Times’ suggestion that he’s among Republicans running a “shadow campaign for 2020,” calling the story “disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team.”

“The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this administration,” he wrote in a statement Sunday. “Whatever fake news may come our way, my entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the President’s agenda and see him re-elected in 2020. Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd.”

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said Sunday that the President "plans on being a two-term president" and that she has "zero concern" that Pence is setting up a shadow campaign. 

5. Solar eclipse by zip code: Find out if you live in the path

The total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon on the morning of Aug. 21 and move across the nation before ending in South Carolina by mid-afternoon. 

Over a period of 90 minutes, the eclipse will travel over 14 states, including North and South Carolina. Luckily, there's a tool to determine just how much of the eclipse you'll get to see. 

Can't see the map? Click here to see if you live in the path of the eclipse. For complete coverage of the Great American Eclipse, click here.

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