Police On Scene Of Fatal Shooting, Neighbors Evacuated

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 6 November 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.

We are following BREAKING NEWS out of north Charlotte, where police are looking for the gunman in a fatal shooting...one person is dead, another wounded.  It happened on Julia Avenue.  Neighbors have been evacuated from their homes as police search for the gunman.  WBTV was first on the scene...we'll have complete details coming up in a live report.

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon will be in federal court today...facing a judge after authorities say he violated the terms of his release by voting in the general election.  Because of that, the judge could send Cannon to prison earlier than expected.  We'll be live with full details.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School board will decide today whether to accept the resignation of superintendent Heath Morrison.  And the Charlotte Observer is reporting this morning, the CMS general counsel earlier recommended that Morrison be fired in a document that details allegations of dishonesty and bullying.

A late night wreck that shut down three lanes of I-85 in Charlotte near Glenwood Drive and the Brookshire Freeway has been cleared.

It's starting to get cold outside, but a group of firefighters from Cabarrus County is helping local children stay warm with a big gift today. Members of the Cabarrus County Professional Fire Fighters Association are going to deliver brand new coats to about 70 kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County this afternoon.

The Charlotte Hornets took on the Miami Heat last night...a team they'd lost to for 16 straight games!  BUT...things turned out a bit differently last night.  We'll have highlights!

Thursday Night Football tonight...the Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Cleveland Browns.

A Union Army officer killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg will receive the nation's highest military honor from President Barack Obama today.  It took an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers of First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing to get the Wisconsin native the recognition they thought he deserved.

All those stories and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then be sure to switch over to the Bounce channel from 7 to 9 AM for WBTV News This Morning.  See you then!