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1 killed, 2 injured after dispute north of Uptown

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

One man has died and two more were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds after shootings at two locations north of uptown Charlotte.

Police identified the dead man as 54-year-old Charles Anthony Jefferson

Jefferson and another gravely injured man were transported to Carolinas Medical Center, where Jefferson was pronounced deceased. A third man was transported to Presbyterian Hospital with an injury that isn’t life-threatening.

The shootings took place at two locations just north of uptown – Sylvania Avenue and North Graham Street near Dalton Avenue.

Neighbors told the Observer’s news partner, NBC Charlotte, that someone appeared from a home and started shooting at a group of men standing in front of the home next door. Police say the suspect and three victims all knew one another. Officers have not released a name or a description of the suspect.

Police were canvassing the area late Wednesday and using search dogs to find the shooter.

K-9 units are assisting in the search for the suspect.

Police encourage anyone with information about the incident to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) to speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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