Five things you need to know Wednesday

1. Deadly night in the Queen City as two separate shootings leave three dead

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred overnight and left three dead. 

Two men were killed in a shooting on the 400 block of Hilo Drive. Investigators said one of the men was located in a stairwell of The Edge at NoDa Apartments, the other was found just inside the doorway. Click here for more info. A separate shooting in east Charlotte left one dead. Investigators said they found a man who had been shot sitting in the front of a vehicle in the front yard of a home. Click here for more.

2. It's been beary busy

Bear sightings and encounters are on the rise across North Carolina, including right here in our region. 

On Tuesday night, a sighting of a bear near Francis Bradley Middle School in Huntersville was confirmed. And a Facebook post said two bears were spotted in the Mount Holly area as well as Union County. Click here for tips on what to do in you encounter a bear.

3. Rep. Ralph Norman wins South Carolina special election

South Carolina Republican Ralph Norman has won a special election on Tuesday to fill a House seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney in the state's 5th district.

Mulvaney left the seat to work as President Trump's budget director. Click here to read President Trump's reaction to Norman's win.

4. Hornets trade for Dwight Howard

A little less than 48 hours before the 2017 NBA Draft, the Hornets appear to be making a move.

Eight-time all-star Dwight Howard is headed to Charlotte. According to Wojnarowski, the Hornets aren't trading away their 11th pick Thursday night, and essentially upgraded their 41st pick to the 31st pick in the trade. Click here to continue reading.

5. Family of slain college athlete pleads for justice

The person who shot and killed a young man in west Charlotte remains on the loose.

21-year-old Zach Finch was a college baseball player. On Tuesday, his brother spoke out asking the public to help solve the murder.

Family members say Finch was trying to buy a cell phone using an app when he was gunned down on Sunday.

Nicholas Finch said his brother, Zach, did not have any enemy in the world.  It’s raised a lot of questions about what happened.  CMPD says someone out there has the answers. Click here to continue reading.

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