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Victim identified in south Charlotte homicide

It happened Saturday in the 8000 block of Andover Creek Drive, which is in the area of the Andover Woods Apartments.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in south Charlotte. One person has died, CMPD said.

It happened Saturday in the 8000 block of Andover Creek Drive, which is in the area of the Andover Woods Apartments. CMPD responded to the scene around 7:20 p.m. Saturday after reports of a firearm being discharged.

When officers got to the scene, they found a "male victim" with a gunshot wound lying in the public vehicular area of an apartment complex. 

Medic said they responded to the scene for an "unknown problem," and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as 36-year-old Derreck McDonald. His family has been notified of his death.

No information about a potential suspect was immediately made available. 

Any person with information about this case or any other incident is asked to call CMPD's Crime Stoppers line at 704-334-1600. Witnesses may also call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective.

WCNC Charlotte is working to learn more information. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

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