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‘A sad situation’: Man shot, killed in early morning hours in west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — A man is dead after being shot in west Charlotte early on Saturday morning.

According to police, the shooting happened in the metro division at approximately 2 a.m. on Camp Greene Street just off Freedom Drive.

MEDIC took the victim to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Later in the morning, Channel 9 photographer, Theo Bowie, saw multiple law enforcement cars blocking the street at the Wilkinson Boulevard entrance.

Most residents were asleep around the time of the shooting but several told veteran crime reporter, Glenn Counts, that they were woken up by gunshots and saw the suspect’s vehicle roll to a stop.

Rita Byrd has lived off this stretch of Camp Greene Road for more than 20 years.

“Well that’s just a sad situation,” Byrd said. “I really don’t know what’s going on. As far as down there I don’t go to clubs, I come in from work and I’m in my home.”

Officials have not released what led up to the shooting or information about those involved.

It is unknown whether a suspect has been identified.

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


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