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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a shooting outside of a sweepstakes parlor in east Charlotte.

Officers responded to a parking lot off Independence Boulevard Sunday morning around 4 to find a man suffering a gunshot wound in the parking lot.

The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the sweepstakes parlor was open at the time of the shooting, and detectives are interviewing potential witnesses.

If you have any information on this crime you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (703) 334-7600.

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