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Man and woman shot during gun battle in west Charlotte

A man and a woman were shot during a gun battle off West Boulevard in Charlotte on Monday.
A man and a woman were shot during a gun battle off West Boulevard in Charlotte on Monday. WBTV

A man and a woman were shot during a gun battle off West Boulevard in Charlotte on Monday.

The man and an unknown male suspect were shooting at each other at about 5:40 p.m. in the street in the 3000 block of Reid Avenue, at Caronia Street, police said

The man was shot in the torso and has possibly life-threatening injuries, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris said. He was being treated at Carolinas Medical Center.

A bullet grazed the woman in the leg. She also was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, but her injury is minor, Harris said.

Police are trying to determine if the shooter and the male victim knew each other and what prompted them to shoot at each other, Harris said.

Joe Marusak: 704-987-3670, @jmarusak

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