CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigation into a shooting has turned into a homicide after the victim died Saturday morning.
Police said they're searching for suspects who shot and killed a 29-year-old Terrance Mingo while he was standing in front of his house Friday night.
Mingo was shot in the 6200 block of Old Meadow Road.
The bullet struck him in the chest, causing him to fall and crack his head open, police said. Police initially thought the head wound was also caused by a gunshot.
As the victim underwent surgery late Friday, detectives searched for clues as to what happened.
They had few leads and no eye-witnesses, homicide Sgt. J.D. Furr told the Observer.
The victim's grandmother reported the shooting, Furr said.
The grandmother said he walks out (of the house) just after 9 o'clock, and the neighbor knocks on the door a few minutes later and says he's been shot, the detective said.
Some people reported hearing multiple gunshots and several witnesses gave police two different descriptions of cars that could be linked to a suspect.
Around 6:47 a.m. on Saturday Mingo was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries, authorities said.
Detectives said the altercation occurred between the victim and an unknown suspect. The suspected confronted the suspect at the Old Meadow Road and then fled the scene in a gray Chevrolet Impala.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak with Detective Rainwater, another option is contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.