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Charlotte shooting critically injures 1; police seek suspects

By Cameron Steele and Davie Hinshaw
csteele@charlotteobserver.com

One person was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting in east Charlotte Tuesday afternoon. The shooting happened sometime before 1:30 p.m. near a strip mall at the intersection of Central Avenue and Kilborne Drive.

About thirty minutes later, police had taped off the parking lot in front of Dockside Seafood Market, at the corner of Kilborne and Central. Officers appeared to be focusing outside the seafood market, rather than inside.

A woman who lives nearby said she heard gunshots and someone screaming, and then she saw a white SUV with white stripes pull out of the parking lot in a hurry.

Medic officials took the victim to Carolinas Medical Center in Dilworth for treatment. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were searching for suspects.

Steele: 704-358-5067 on Twitter: @steelecs
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