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One killed, three injured in overnight shootings in Charlotte, police say

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a Charlotte apartment complex Monday night.
Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a Charlotte apartment complex Monday night. WBTV

One man was killed and three people were injured in a pair of shootings overnight in Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Pedro Fabricio Diaz-Paz, 23, was killed in his pickup truck around 8 p.m. Monday, police said. He was in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Beacon Ridge Drive, near the intersection of South Boulevard and Tyvola Road.

An off-duty police officer was at the apartment complex and heard gunshots, police said. The officer found Diaz-Paz and tried performing CPR, but Medic pronounced Diaz-Paz dead at the scene.

Nearly four hours later, around midnight, three people were shot near a 7-Eleven in the 1100 block of West Sugar Creek Road, police said.

One victim, a woman, was hit by a stray bullet while pumping gas, police said.

The other two victims, both men, got into a verbal argument with a male suspect at McDonald’s, which is across the street from the 7-Eleven, police said. The two victims were crossing the street to the 7-Eleven when they were shot, police said.

Names of the three shooting victims in this case have not been released. All the injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.

Police are still investigating what happened in both of these cases. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, police said.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester
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