• Witnesses: Homeless man shot, ran to Family Dollar for help

    By: Lauren Ratcliffe


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a man was shot Friday morning near an east Charlotte business.

    Officers responded to the call around 10:35 a.m. on Albemarle Road, where they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound.

    Witnesses said the victim was a homeless man in his early 20s. He was shot after an argument outside the McDonalds restaurant.



    Witnesses told Channel 9 the victim collapsed inside a nearby Family Dollar after the shooting.

    Paramedics took the man to CMC with life-threatening injuries.

    Police said a vehicle was also shot into, but no one in the car was injured.

    Police said no one is in custody.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for more on this developing story.

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