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Police investigate fatal shooting in east Charlotte

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

One person was fatally shot and another was assaulted Monday night in east Mecklenburg County, police said.

Police have not released the identities of the victims, pending family notification.

At 6:31 p.m., officers were called to Northgate Trail Drive, near where Interstate 485 meets Harrisburg Road, in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon.

But when officers got there, they found only shell casings. A short time later, officials at Carolinas Medical Center-University contacted police saying “a gunshot victim had arrived at their hospital.” The victim was pronounced dead soon after arriving.

Police say another victim had been assaulted on Northgate Trail Drive. That person’s injuries were minor.

Police didn’t release a name or description of a suspect. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

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