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1 killed in west Charlotte shooting

Police investigated the city’s 56th homicide of the year Thursday evening in the 2000 block of Pleasant Dale Drive.
Police investigated the city’s 56th homicide of the year Thursday evening in the 2000 block of Pleasant Dale Drive. WBTV

A man was shot and killed Thursday night in west Charlotte, marking the city’s 56th homicide of 2017.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to the 2000 block of Pleasant Dale Drive at 7:19 p.m. and found the man with a gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify him.

Police said they identified a person of interest at the scene, and he was interviewed by homicide detectives Thursday night. Police believe the victim and person of interest knew each other.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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