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'Everyone has had enough of the violence' | CMPD investigating second homicide in less than an hour

When CMPD arrived, officers found a 58-year-old man who had been shot. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene. It marks the 93rd homicide in Charlotte this year.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in west Charlotte — the second fatal shooting in Charlotte within one hour.

It happened near the intersection of Dundeen Street and Campus Street Monday evening. Police responded to the scene shortly before 6:15 p.m. to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. 

When they arrived, officers found a 58-year-old man who had been shot. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Ernest Lightner. No suspect information has been released by detectives.

It was the second fatal shooting of the evening, the first being in the area of Old Statesville Road and WT Harris Boulevard. CMPD said they responded to the first homicide less than an hour earlier — just after 5:45 p.m. 

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It also marked the 93rd homicide in Charlotte this year.

Speaking at the crime scene, CMPD's Major Ryan Butler said everyone should feel the impact of this violence.

“If you live in the city of Charlotte, I think everyone has had enough of the violence," Major Butler said, later adding, “Regardless of someone’s past, no one wants somebody’s family to experience being a family member to a victim of [a] homicide.”

Anyone who has information related to either case should call CMPD at 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide unit detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 to leave an anonymous tip. 

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