Crime & Courts

Man killed at Charlotte business complex Wednesday afternoon. Police hunting shooter

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a homicide after a male victim was found dead Wednesday at a west Charlotte business complex.

Just before 5 p.m., officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound in the 1500 block of West Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a news release.

Police identified the victim as Antonio Kirkpatrick, 34, of Charlotte. Police have not said if they have a suspect.

The shooting “didn’t appear to be random,” and the victim may have known the shooter, police told the Observer’s news partner WBTV.

Homicide detectives were canvassing the area Wednesday night to find possible witnesses in the case.

Police asked that anyone with information call CMPD’s homicide unit at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.