Crime & Courts

Man shot in Monroe

A man was shot Thursday morning in the 900 block of Kennedy Street off U.S. 74 in Monroe, police said.

Dwain Lamont McNeely, 33, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his groin, police said.

The shooting happened shortly before 5:30 a.m.

McNeely was responsive and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, police said.

Officers were able to speak with the victim and are interviewing possible witnesses to determine the shooter’s identity, city of Monroe spokesman Pete Hovanec said in a news release.

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