Crime & Courts

2 men hurt in Kannapolis shooting

Two 21-year-old men were critically injured Sunday evening in a shooting in Kannapolis, police said.

Police have identified the victims as Antonio Maurice Montgomery Jr. of Charlotte and Xavier Marquez Parks of Kannapolis. They were shot shortly before 6:30 p.m. near Indiana and Utah streets, police said.

Investigators believe an altercation took place before the shooting. The two men were taken to CMC-Northeast Medical Center.

Police said they are interviewing several witnesses and trying to determine exactly what happened. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact police at 704-920-4001, or leave information with Crime Stoppers at 704-93-CRIME.