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Gunshot victim’s brother seeks public’s help

Sacore Gray was found shot to death in her bed last Friday in her west Charlotte home. Now her brother is asking for the public’s help in finding her killer.

Robert Lindsay stood outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Thursday and told the story of his 49-year-old sister who cared for their bedridden mother who lived with her on Fordwood Drive in west Charlotte, he said.

“This is senseless,” Lindsay told reporters at a news conference. “My mother lost a daughter, my nephew and nieces lost a mom.”

Police say they’ve found no motive in the murder of Gray, a mother of three and grandmother of five.

Officers responded to a call around 9 a.m. last Friday, where they found Gray in her home – off West Boulevard near Charlotte Douglas International Airport – and pronounced her dead at the scene.

Gray’s mother was home at the time of the incident, police said. Police wouldn’t say whether anyone else was home when they arrived.

CMPD Major Mike Smathers said he would not comment on whether the incident looked like a robbery.

When asked if the incident was rare, for someone to be shot and killed at home for no apparent reason, Smathers said, “Statistically speaking, I don’t know. Anecdotally, yes. It’s rare.”

Police said they interviewed neighbors in the area but are still seeking more information.

Lindsay and the CMPD encouraged the community to get involved in the case. Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide unit detective.

Burley: 704 358-5067
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