A burst of gunfire erupted while Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were investigating the killing of a teenager in west Charlotte Monday night, but it remained a mystery Monday morning who fired the shots and who they were targeting.
The gunfire prompted police to draw their weapons while taking cover, reported TV station WSOC.
No officers were struck by the bullets. Detectives were also unsure if the gunfire was related to the homicide case, which involved one teen killed and another man wounded.
The gunfire happened while detectives were on the scene of a homicide that happened about 9:50 p.m. Monday in the 3300 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road, near Oregon Street.
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That’s where CMPD officers found 18-year-old Daveon Antonio Andrews lying in the street with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.
A second victim, who is also an adult male, was located one block away from the homicide scene at the Fast Stop convenience store located at 3245 Rozzelles Ferry Road. He was transported to Carolina’s Medical Center by Medic for treatment of an apparent non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
The initial investigation has revealed that both victims were shot at the same time and location. Detectives are working to establish a motive and see if the victims and suspects knew each other.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.