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Homicide investigation underway in east Charlotte, police say

A victim was found dead from a gunshot wound at the scene, according to police.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide that left one person dead in east Charlotte early Sunday morning.

Shortly before 3 a.m., police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call along Central Avenue, not far from Sheridan Drive.

A victim was found dead from a gunshot wound at the scene, according to police. The victim has not yet been identified.

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No suspects have been identified in this incident yet. WCNC Charlotte has reached out to CMPD for more information on what happened.  

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.

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