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Woman fatally shot in southwest Charlotte apartment, police say

Why are there so many murders so far this year?

After three new homicides over the weekend murders in Charlotte are up to 43 in 2019. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the murder tally was 14 over the same time period in 2018.
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After three new homicides over the weekend murders in Charlotte are up to 43 in 2019. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the murder tally was 14 over the same time period in 2018.

A woman was killed Monday afternoon in southwest Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

She was found with a gunshot wound inside an apartment on Perugia Way around 4:30 p.m., police said. Perugia Way is near the intersection of Steele Creek Road and South Tryon Street.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead by paramedics, according to Medic.

Based on initial reports, investigators believe this was a domestic homicide, according to a CMPD news release.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call 704-432-TIPS or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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Jane Wester is a Charlotte native and has been covering criminal justice and public safety for The Charlotte Observer since May 2017.
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