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CMPD: Man dies after shooting in north Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man was killed Wednesday in a shooting on Griers Grove Road in north Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man was killed Wednesday in a shooting on Griers Grove Road in north Charlotte. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

One person was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in north Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

A heavy police presence took over the 1800 block of Griers Grove Road Wednesday afternoon. Police said they were called to the scene around 12:20 p.m., and arriving officers found a man lying in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Officials have not said what led up to the shooting or how many people may have been involved.

The victim’s name also has not been released, pending notification of his family.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective. Tips also can be given to Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or on its website.

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