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Man dies from gunshot wound suffered Sunday near The Music Factory in Uptown

The man who was critically wounded Sunday near The Music Factory entertainment center in Uptown has died of his wounds, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Investigators identified the victim as 27-year-old Labrecton Love. He died Monday, police said.

Police have not said if he had been a patron of the any of the clubs located at the Music Factory.

Investigators say they were called at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of Hamilton Street, which is just south of the intersection of Interstates 77 and 277.

“Upon arrival, officers located a male with a gunshot wound near a parking deck. The victim was transported to Atrium Health Carolina’s Medical Center by Medic,” said a release.

Detectives are searching for witnesses, a release said.

The Observer’s news partner WBTV reported people who frequent the area said the incident is a rare example of violence in an otherwise peaceful part of Uptown Charlotte. The Music Factor is an entertainment complex that houses more than a dozen nightspots and concert sites.

“Shocked I would say. It seems like a safe, nice area,” area patron Zach Ruhland told WBTV. “If there’s any suspect anywhere it’s scary, if someone is shooting someone they need to be apprehend.”

Investigators are asking anyone with tips to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. Additional updates will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

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