Family says man shot inside home in critical condition, dog killed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are looking for the gunman who shot someone inside a house in north Charlotte early Wednesday morning.

[PHOTOS: Man shot, dog killed inside north Charlotte home]

Officers were called around 4:15 a.m. to the home on Cypress Pond Drive, near Nevin Road. When they arrived, they found a man who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

[Channel 9 has a crew on the scene and will have updates throughout the morning on Eyewitness News Daybreak.]

He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Family members told Channel 9 that the victim was shot twice and is in critical condition. They also said his dog was shot and killed and they think he was the target of a robbery.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News reporter Mark Barber that they heard several shots fired.

Officers set up a perimeter and K-9 was brought to the scene to help find the suspect but so far no arrests have been made.

Channel 9 crime-mapped the area and found that there have been two homicides within a half-mile of the house this year.

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