Shooting victim found a mile from scene on LaSalle Street, police say

by: Tina Terry Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are investigating a shooting in North Charlotte on Saturday morning.

They said the victim ended up more than a mile away from where he was shot.

They said the shooting happened on LaSalle Street, but he was found on Statesville Avenue near Interstate 85.

Eyewitness News was in the area on Saturday and learned more about what may have led up to the shooting.

Employees at the Marathon Gas Station told Eyewitness News that the shooting happened right in front of the business around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

The manager said two cars were parked at different pumps out front.

He said two people, one from each car, got into an argument and someone started shooting. The bullets busted out his glass door and he immediately called 911.

Police responded but they did not find the victim there.

They said a Medic crew found him a short time later near Statesville Avenue and I-85.

Police believe witnesses drove him to that location. There is no word on where they were headed.

The victim later died at the hospital.

People who live in this area told Eyewitness News that the gas station draws a lot of unwanted activity.

The manager at the gas station said there was a security guard on duty Friday night, but he left just before the incident.

Police have not released the victim's name or a motive in the shooting.