On scene now: Police descend on shooting scene in east Charlotte

Hello. It's Christine Nelson writing you this quick email from my desk in the newsroom. It's Friday, October 4. Here is your first look at the stories making headlines on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m. We live stream the newscasts on the web too. Just go to wbtv.com/live

NOW: A police investigation is underway right now in east Charlotte. That's where shots were fired in the early morning hours. We have a crew on scene right now. WBTV's Cam Man Ron Lee is working his contacts to find out exactly what happened and if there are any injuries. He'll have live reports starting right at 5 a.m.

Now that we know the names of the Statesville church members killed in the Tennessee bus crash we learning more about the people they were. Including the oldest of the victims. People who knew him say he was quite the adventurer.

OVERNIGHT: If you haven't heard one of the Carolina Panthers' star player has been traded! We'll tell you who it is and where he's going.

Plus...are you due for some financial advice or a health screening? You can get them free - and the service will come to you! WBTV's Astrid Martinez is on your side to explain how you can take advantage of this service.

We're following Tropical Storm Karen very closely this morning since forecast models call for it churn through the Carolinas. We have the most reliable forecast so you're prepared!

Gotta go!