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Victim identified in fatal shooting along Mallard Creek Road in University City area

Man identified after being killed at Charlotte gas station along Mallard Creek Road in north Charlotte WBTV photo
Man identified after being killed at Charlotte gas station along Mallard Creek Road in north Charlotte WBTV photo

The man killed Sunday evening in the University City area of Charlotte has been identified as 36-year-old Patrick Alonzo Alston.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said he was shot in the 13700 block of Mallard Creek Road in the University City Division.

A suspect has not been named and police did not release details of anyone being arrested.

Investigators say they received a 911 call at 6:42 p.m. Sunday about an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a press release.

They arrived to find Alston with a gunshot wound and Medic staff pronounced him dead at the scene, said the release.

The body was found at a gas station at the intersection of Mallard Creek Road and Carolina Lily Lane, reported WBTV.

Detectives canvassed the area and WBTV reports three witnesses were questioned.

Tips are being sought at 704-432-TIPS or via Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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