Man wounded in south Charlotte home invasion shows no improvement, still critical

One of the two men shot early Monday in south Charlotte remained in critical condition Tuesday.
One of the two men shot early Monday in south Charlotte remained in critical condition Tuesday.

The south Charlotte man shot during a violent home invasion early Monday remained in a hospital “with life-threatening injuries,” Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said Tuesday.

Investigators have not released the victim’s name, nor the name of the man found shot alongside him in the 6500 block of Outer Bridge Lane. The second victim’s wounds were not life threatening, police said.

The neighborhood is an upscale community off Providence road, about a mile and a half north of Pineville-Matthews Road. Homes in the area sell in the $300,000 range, data shows.

The two, who are reportedly related, were shot by someone who entered a home around 3:15 a.m. One of the men is in his 70s and the other is 25, the Observer’s news partner WBTV reports.

Detectives are still doing interviews and reviewing evidence in the case, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Tuesday.

“We will keep the community up to date on any new developments,” according to a statement from the department.

Violent crime is uncommon in the Outer Bridge Lane community where the shooting took place. Just three burglaries and two aggravated assaults were reported within a half-mile of the street from 2014-16, a record check shows.

No crimes were reported on Outer Bridge Lane since at least 2014.

Police have classified the case as a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

It remained unclear Tuesday how many suspects police might be seeking. Media outlets reported the shooter found a way in through the back of the house. WSOC reported the victims could not describe their assailants.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 704-432-8477 (TIPS) and speak to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers app at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.