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Paramedics respond to shooting off Monroe Road

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., there was an apparent shooting off Monroe Road.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., there was an apparent shooting off Monroe Road. elyportillo@charlotteobserver.com

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., there was an apparent shooting off Monroe Road.

Several apparent gunshots could be heard from the nearby Park Expo center, where Vi Lyles held a celebration event after winning the Democratic mayoral primary.

About a dozen police vehicles converged on Gene Avenue off of Monroe Road with lights and sirens. Witnesses said someone had been shot, and paramedics could be seen tending to someone on a gurney.

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