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Update: Victim identified in east Charlotte homicide


Police are searching for leads in a east Charlotte homicide.

Officers say they got a 9-1-1 call about shots being fired near 2200 Finchley Drive around 2:30 Saturday morning.

When officers arrived, they found Esteban Peralta Leon, 46, suffering from a gunshot wound.

MEDIC pronounced Leon dead minutes later.

The victim's family have been notified of his death.

Detectives are working to gather evidence and find witnesses to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call lead homicide detective Jolly at 704-432-TIPS. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible to earn a cash reward.


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