Gunfire erupts while CMPD search for killer in west Charlotte

by: Joe Bruno Updated:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are looking for the gunman who killed a man and left another injured Monday night in west Charlotte -- the second homicide Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives had to investigate on Memorial Day.

[PHOTOS: Homicide detectives investigate fatal shooting in west Charlotte]

Officers were called to the intersection of Rozzelles Ferry Road and Oregon Street just before 10 p.m. and found 18-year-old Daveon Andrews lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man was found about a block away at the Fast Stop convenience store. Police said he was shot in the leg but was taken to the hospital and would be OK.

Investigators said both Andrews and the other man were shot at the same location but are still working to establish a motive in the shooting.

(Click PLAY to watch dramatic footage of the scene)

Detectives marked several scenes in the area with evidence markers and shut down Rozzelles Ferry Road at Lakewood Avenue while they investigated.

 

 

Hours later, while authorities were still on scene, shots were fired in the distance.

Police drew their weapons while taking cover, then it was quiet again.

Reporter Joe Bruno and his crew were told to duck behind their SUV until the situation calmed down.

Read Bruno's tweets here.

 

 

SWAT, K-9, the police helicopter and more officers were called to the scene.

Authorities told Bruno it was not safe to leave the scene so he had to wait out the intense situation.

Eventually, Bruno and his crew were able to leave safely, but on their way out of the area, he said he heard about 15 more gunshots.

 

 

Police could not find that shooter and said nobody was hurt.

Monday night's homicide was the 36th of 2017 in Charlotte, and the fourth in four days over the holiday weekend. At the same time last year, there were 18 homicides.

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