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Man dies after shooting near Northlake Mall

The investigation is still in its earliest stages.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man died in a shooting near the Wendy's restaurant outside Northlake Mall Wednesday evening. 

Around 8:20 p.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Medic responded to the shooting. By 8:45 p.m., Medic declared the victim dead on the scene. 

The victim was publicly identified Thursday as 19-year-old Aveon Baker. Baker worked at the Wendy's location, CMPD said. 

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Police are still searching for a motive and a suspect. 

“It’s obviously frustrating for us, but it’s sad and disappointing for the families of each one of these cases. There is a family that’s attached to a loved one that has experienced a loss," said Major Jackie Bryley with CMPD. "Our goal is to try to provide the best service that we can to them and provide closure to those families.”

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Police say anyone with information on what may have happened should reach out by calling 704-432-TIPS. Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips can also be called in to 704-334-1600 or submitted online.

The shooting comes more than a year after a juvenile was charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting inside Northlake Mall. That prompted the mall to place a youth supervision policy in place.

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