CMPD detectives investigate 3 shootings within a few hours of each other

CHARLOTTE — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating three shootings Saturday night that happened within a few hours of each other in Charlotte.

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Homicide detectives responded to a shooting on Beech Crest Place in a neighborhood off David Cox Road.

MEDIC said they found Kashawn Johnson, 18, who had been shot. He was taken to Atrium Health Main with life-threatening injuries. CMPD initially said it was a homicide investigation. Later, authorities confirmed that it was a call for an assault with a deadly weapon.

Then on Tuesday, police said Johnson died from his injuries at the hospital Sunday. CMPD is now investigating the shooting as a homicide.

CMPD is also investigating two other reported shootings that happened on Saturday.

One shooting was off Marvin Road in south Charlotte and the other was on Battle Court in east Charlotte. Both victims had life-threatening injuries.

Channel 9 has reached out to CMPD for more information and we are waiting to hear back.

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