CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Police are on the hunt for a person who’s responsible for a fatal shooting that occurred late Wednesday afternoon. The murder happened right out front of businesses in west Charlotte during rush hour.
The shooting reportedly went down at just before 5 p.m. on West Boulevard around the intersection of Remount Road. It involved at least two people, though there’s always the possibility that more people were present. We won’t know all of the details about what exactly happened for a few more days at least.
Police detectives are looking into the homicide. They say the discovered Antonio Kirkpatrick outside the business complex suffering from a bullet wound. Unfortunately, he passed away at the location.
According to neighbors, they heard up to five shots. One of the shots struck the deceased in the head.
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The investigation drew an enormous crowd of curious onlookers, including Kirkpatrick’s family.
The cousin of the deceased, Miriam Hammond, says she was overwhelmed with anger and grief. In fact, she went on to say that her cousin had just turned 30 years old recently.
“My cousin is laying over there dead and it’s my only cousin’s son. It’s the only son she have,” Hammond said. “Somebody seen something. Somebody needs to start talking now.”
Police have not indicated the reasons for the shooting, though people in the neighborhood, are concerned.
“It’s very scary for people who live here, for children who live around here,” one resident said.
The murder was the 68th homicide of 2019 in the city of Charlotte. While the city of Charlotte is usually safe, we’re currently on pace for one of the deadliest years in the city’s history. Make sure you stay safe out there as much as possible, Charlotte residents!