• 2 men killed in triple shooting at Charlotte apartment complex identified

    By: Joe Bruno


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are investigating after two men were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting at a southeast Charlotte apartment complex early Sunday morning. 

    The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. on Electra Lane, off Idlewild Road near Independence Boulevard. 

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said when officers got to the apartment complex, they found three men with gunshot wounds outside one of the buildings. 

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    Officials said two of the men died at the scene. Police identified them as 33-year-old Gerardo Arellano-Sanchez and 31-year-old Miguel Angel Molina Cruz.

    MEDIC transported the third victim to the hospital with serious injuries. 

    Police have not said what led to the shooting or if any arrests have been made.

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    CMPD Major Allen Rutledge told Channel 9 police have few problems with that area and it is typically a quiet neighborhood.

    "Talking to the lieutenant, they have very few problems out here. They don't have a lot of issues at this apartment complex," Rutledge said.

    No other information has been released. 

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

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