Crime

Man fatally shot in Concord

A man died after he was shot on Griffin Circle in Concord on Monday night.

Columbus Simmons, 21, of Concord died later at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, police said.

Two others who also were shot had injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

The shootings happened shortly before 8 p.m.

Police said they received a call of gunshots being fired and a large crowd running from Griffin Circle. They found Simmons with a gunshot wound.

Police have not said whether they know what prompted the shootings or whether the victims knew the gunman. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to call the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or Cabarrus County Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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