A woman was killed and a man suffered self-inflicted knife wounds in what appeared to be a murder and attempted suicide in Charlotte on Sunday, police said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police did not identify either the man or the woman and did not offer a motive for the incident. Detectives were canvassing the neighborhood to find witnesses and said the investigation was in its early stages.
Police were called to a home in the 8300 block of Carter Creek Drive, just east of McAlpine Park, about 1 p.m. by a report of child neglect, police said in a news release.
When officers arrived , they found a man suffering from what appeared to be self-inflicted knife wounds, the release said. Officers also found a woman dead inside of the home but did not say how she died. The man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
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Police said the man and woman were family members. The child for whom the original call was placed was with family members at another location when the attack took place, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Bajic is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.