Crime & Courts

1 injured in shooting in northwest Charlotte

One person has been hospitalized after he was shot in northwest Charlotte early Thursday, police said.

The shooting was reported about 3:50 a.m. in the 1900 block of Taylor Avenue, near the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle.

Police said Damien Jackson, 36, was shot in the stomach and taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. No suspects are in custody.

WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, reports that the victim told police two men approached him asking about drugs before opening fire. The victim then knocked on someone’s door for help.