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1 dead after shooting in east Charlotte

According to police, this is right off Central Avenue and is near a CMPD police station.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was shot and killed in east Charlotte Monday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. 

CMPD responded to a call to assist Medic on Merry Oaks Drive, which is right off Central Avenue near a CMPD station, around 5:30 a.m. When officers got to the scene, they found the victim, who has since been identified as 34-year-old Wayne Lawson Byrd, unresponsive. Medic pronounced the victim dead at the scene. 

Homicide detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation and crime scene detectives were also called to collect evidence. CMPD has not released any suspect information at this time. 

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