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Police: 2 killed in northeast Charlotte shooting

The scene in the 4100 block of Atmore Street where police are searching for a man they're calling a person of interest in connection with a double fatal shooting in northeast Charlotte late Tuesday. Medic pronounced the victims dead at the scene. Police are not releasing the names of the victims until their families are notified.
The scene in the 4100 block of Atmore Street where police are searching for a man they're calling a person of interest in connection with a double fatal shooting in northeast Charlotte late Tuesday. Medic pronounced the victims dead at the scene. Police are not releasing the names of the victims until their families are notified. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Police are searching for the shooter after two people were shot dead on Atmore Street in north Charlotte.

Police are searching for a man they’re calling a person of interest in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in northeast Charlotte late Tuesday.

Shortly before midnight, police said, officers were called to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 4100 block of Atmore Street, off East Sugar Creek Road and The Plaza.

When they arrived, they found a man and a woman fatally shot. Medic pronounced the victims dead at the scene.

Police identified the victims as Matthew Daniel Brown, 26, and Mykeijaa Shanquial Tucker, 23.

Police were on the scene well into the morning hours.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released a grainy video surveillance image of the man in hopes someone will recognize him. Police also were canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses.

Anyone with information about the man or the shootings is asked to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak to a homicide detective. Or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Marusak: 704-358-5067;

Twitter: @jmarusak

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