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01-24-2020 | 8:05 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating three shootings within minutes of each other in Charlotte, NC Friday night with one turning deadly. On Friday January 24, 2020 at approximately 8:05 p.m., CMPD Patrol Officers with Steele Creek Division responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service in the 700 block of Edgegreen Drive. When Police & Paramedics arrived they located a male with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital by paramedics with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two minutes later at 8:07 p.m., officers in Steele Creek responded to a shots fired call near 200 Stone Post Road. A male victim was located in a backyard of a home with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased by paramedics on scene.

The deceased victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. Twelve minutes after the two shootings in Southwest Charlotte, CMPD Freedom Divison Patrol officers responded to a third reported shooting. The third shooting happened on Edgewood Road. Paramedics transported one victim with non life threatening injuries to a hospital following that shooting.

After a preliminary investigation detectives believe the two shootings on Edgegreen Drive & Stone Post Road are related in nature. Both crime scenes are approximately 2 miles apart. Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. The investigation into all three shootings is active and ongoing.

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