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Police identify Charlotte man found fatally shot in vehicle parked along The Plaza

A death investigation got underway near the Vista Villa Apartments in east Charlotte Monday morning.
A death investigation got underway near the Vista Villa Apartments in east Charlotte Monday morning. WBTV photo

A man was found dead of a gunshot wound early Monday as he sat in a vehicle along the 6500 block of The Plaza, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

He was identified Thursday as 22-year-old Hinyse Bittle.

The vehicle was found parked near the Vista Village Apartments, reported the Observer’s news partner WBTV.

Investigators said police were called at 8:20 a.m. about an assault with a deadly weapon near the intersection of The Plaza and Barrington Drive.

“Upon arrival, they located a male victim in a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound,” said a police press release. “The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by MEDIC.”

WSOC reported the vehicle was an SUV and police arrived to find “shattered glass scattered across the parking lot.” The vehicle had damage to its driver’s side window, the station reported.

Anyone with tips on the case is asked to call CMPD at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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