Crime & Courts

1 shot in University City area; police suspect drug deal gone bad

A man was shot in the leg during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in Charlotte’s University City area on Wednesday. The shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Holm Oak Place, off West Mallard Creek Church Road.
A man was shot in the leg during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in Charlotte’s University City area on Wednesday. The shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Holm Oak Place, off West Mallard Creek Church Road. Davie Hinshaw: dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

A man was shot in the leg during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in Charlotte’s University City area on Wednesday.

Medic took the victim to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Holm Oak Place, off West Mallard Creek Church Road.

Police at the scene said the shooting happened after the driver of a pickup truck pulled up to a person on the street to conduct a drug transaction. An argument followed, and one of them was shot, police said.

Police have not released the victim’s name or said whether they are close to an arrest.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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