Crime & Courts

1 dead, 2 injured in east Charlotte shooting

One man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in east Charlotte on Thursday.

Police identified the victim late Thursday as Michael Antoine Jefferies Jr., 24, of Charlotte.

Police have not said whether they have a suspect in the shootings on Parkland Circle off East W.T. Harris Boulevard. But they said the shootings were not random and that everyone knew each other.

Police said they were called about noon to the 8700 block of Parkland Circle regarding multiple people having been shot. They found two males with gunshot wounds. Jefferies was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries.

Officers soon learned a third male involved in the incident was dropped off at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police were canvassing the area Thursday afternoon for witnesses. Police said they will release the name of the person who was killed once his family is notified.

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

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak