• CMPD conducting investigation after one shot in University City area

    By: Mark Becker


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are conducting an investigation after a man was injured in a shooting in the University City area Monday afternoon.  

    The shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Monday on Gracyn Olivia Drive. 

    [ALSO READ: Violent crimes down in Charlotte, CMPD reports]

    Officers said when they arrived on scene, they found Justin Wilson-Cobb suffering from an apparent gun shot wound in the parking lot of an apartment complex. 

    MEDIC responded to the scene and transported Wilson-Cobb to the hospital, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. 

    Police said a person of interest was located and is cooperating with detectives. Officials said they are not looking for any additional suspects in this case. 

    CMPD Capt. Luke Sell is familiar with the crime statistics in the area.

    He said homicides are up this year by one, from four to five. Rapes and other crimes are also on the rise.

    Other crimes like robberies are down.

    “We've made good strides,” Sell said. “We have a lot of ground to make up to get better, but we are making steps forward.”

    No other information has been released at this time. 

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information. 

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