• Police identify man found fatally shot outside north Charlotte gas station


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are looking for a gunman on the run after they said a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a north Charlotte gas station Sunday evening.

    Officers responded to the shooting just after 6:30 p.m. outside the Shell gas station on Mallard Creek Road.

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    When they got to the gas station, police found the victim, 36-year-old Patrick Alston. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Channel 9 was the first local news station at the gas station, where the entire area was roped off with crime scene tape.

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    Alston's death marked Charlotte's 11th homicide investigation this month.

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    Police haven't released any information about the suspected shooter.

    Check back to wsoctv.com for updates on this developing story.

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