A 28-year-old man was fatally shot Friday in a neighborhood off Freedom Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Patrol officers found Muhammad Clyburn with a gunshot wound in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of Elswick Lane about 5:30 a.m. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene.
Detectives went through the neighborhood looking for witnesses.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Staff Writer Joe Marusak and Observer photographer Davie Hinshaw contributed.