2 teens shot, killed at northeast Charlotte apartment complex, police say

CHARLOTTE — Two teenagers were killed in a shooting Wednesday morning in northeast Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

It happened just after 9:15 a.m. at the Evoke Living at Sugar Creek Apartments on Merlane Drive, just off West Sugar Creek Road.

MEDIC says they took 16-year-old Tzion Dae and 15-year-old Amir Kidd to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Around 10:45 a.m., investigators said both teens had died at the hospital.

Authorities have not said if the shooter was one of the people who died, but detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection to the case.

Resident Qwan Withers said he woke up to the sound of gunshots Wednesday morning.

“We seen like two people get carted off in the medical trucks,” Withers explained.

CMPD Deputy Chief Zeru Chickoree said the shooting was an example of more senseless violence, and comes on the same day as another homicide elsewhere in Charlotte. One person was killed and another was hurt in that case.

“CMPD certainly respects the struggles that people have, especially here during the holidays, and families that are affected by this senseless violent crime,” he said. “It’s heartbreaking to have to go through the holidays the loss of loved ones. And I’m standing here today where we had another homicide earlier this morning down in the Steele Creek Division, so we’re keenly aware of the violence and how it affects the citizens of the community of Charlotte.”

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

(WATCH BELOW: 1 dead, another hurt in southwest Charlotte shooting)

Jonathan Lowe

Jonathan Lowe, wsoctv.com

Jonathan is a reporter for WSOC-TV.

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