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Police investigating homicide on E. Independence Blvd

A man was shot and killed Tuesday night in the 6700 block of E. Independence Boulevard, police said. He is Charlotte’s 55th homicide victim of 2017.
A man was shot and killed Tuesday night in the 6700 block of E. Independence Boulevard, police said. He is Charlotte’s 55th homicide victim of 2017. WBTV

A man was fatally shot and left inside a vehicle in southeast Charlotte on Tuesday evening, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to the 6700 block of E. Independence Boulevard shortly before 7:30 p.m. and found a male victim who had a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. Medic pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police have not identified the victim.

The homicide is the city’s 55th of 2017. It is also the third time in recent weeks a shooting victim was found dead inside a vehicle.

Police found 43-year-old Raymond James Johnson III last week fatally shot in a vehicle on Fugate Avenue in south Charlotte.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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