1 dead after second shooting near where child was killed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman was shot and killed in a shooting early Sunday on Echodale Drive, close to where a 7-year-old boy was shot to death hours earlier in the front yard at a family party, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

In the second shooting, officers said a man and woman were the victims of a drive-by shooting on Echodale. The woman died at the hospital while the man’s injuries were not serious.

CMPD identified the woman Sunday evening as Laquanta Franchez Young, 30.

Police were still conducting an investigation on Fieldvale Place where the boy had been fatally wounded around 8 p.m. Saturday when multiple shots were fired on nearby Echodale Drive shortly after midnight.

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Police rushed to the second shooting scene.

Eyewitness News reporter Alexa Ashwell was reporting at the deadly Fieldvale Place shooting when she heard shots fired close to her and her photographer.


They were later escorted out of the area by Charlotte police.

Three other people were wounded in the Fieldvale Place shooting, including another child. They had minor injuries, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials have not said if the shootings are related.

Both incidents are under investigation.

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