CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in north Charlotte. One person has died.
It happened near the intersection of Old Statesville Road and WT Harris Boulevard Monday. CMPD responded to the scene shortly after 5:45 p.m. to reports of a shooting.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a male victim who had been shot. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene. CMPD identified the victim as 21-year-old Aaron Deshane Shuford Jr.
No suspect information has been made available at this time.
“[We're] trying to work through the information from witnesses on-scene and [we're] fortunate to have DOT cameras on this corridor, so it does give us an opportunity at several locations to review video to see what led up to this fatality," CMPD Major Ryan Butler said.
Major Butler addressed Charlotte's crime rate, saying more needs to be done.
“There’s a lot of work to be done in the city," he said. "I think there’s a lot of good people and good entities that are doing work that does have a positive outcome, but we’re not to the point where we are done.”
Shortly after police confirmed they were investigating the incident as a homicide, CMPD confirmed another homicide investigation was underway in Charlotte. Medic said that homicide stemmed from a fatal shooting as well.
The Queen City now has 94 homicides for the year compared to 78 homicides at this time last year.
“It’s not just a challenge for our department, it’s a challenge for our city,” Major Butler said.
Anyone who may have information related to the investigation should call CMPD at 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide unit detective, or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 to provide information anonymously.
WCNC Charlotte is working to learn more information about the ongoing investigation.
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