Tracking Charlotte homicides | Here is where 31 people were slain in 2017

A 30-year-old man was killed north up uptown early Tuesday morning, Charlotte’s 31st homicide of the year.

Keith Lawrence Ross was shot and killed on the 2900 block of Botany Street, near Interstate 85 and Brookshire Freeway.

The shooting happened around 2:10 a.m.

Anyone with information on Ross’ death is asked to call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Last year, 67 people were victims of homicides – the highest number since 2008, police data show.

On average, Charlotte sees about 61 homicides a year.

Charlotte is on pace this year to register 83 homicides this year.

Below is a map of homicides in Charlotte this year. Click on an icon for more information.