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One dead, one seriously injured in east Charlotte shooting

The reported shooting happened Thursday afternoon on Coliseum Drive off of Independence Parkway.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man was arrested in connection with a shooting that killed one person and sent another to the hospital Thursday, police said. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers were called to a reported shooting in the 1100 block of Coliseum Drive, which is located across Independence Parkway (U.S. 74) from Bojangles' Coliseum. When police got to the scene, they found two people who had been shot.

One of the victims, 57-year-old Roscoe Wright, was pronounced dead at the scene while the other person was transported to Atrium Health's Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of injuries, officials told WCNC Charlotte.

CMPD identified 28-year-old Lee Briggs as a suspect in the case. Briggs was taken into custody and interviewed with detectives. Following that interview, Briggs was charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A short time later, three others were injured in a separate shooting in northeast Charlotte along University City Boulevard.

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Both investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS

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