Neighbor, friend describes shooting in northwest Charlotte

Neighbor, friend describes shooting in northwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Several neighbors say the victims in Saturday night's shooting off of Mt.Holly-Huntersville Road were working together to fix up a house. One of them spoke to WBTV in an on-camera interview Sunday afternoon.

A man shot his ex-girlfriend and another man before shooting himself, police say.

The female victim has been identified as 37-year-old Judith Causey, according to a media release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The release also states that the suspect has been identified as 50-year-old Kevin Conner.

The male victim's identity has not been made public yet, but the release states that person is currently in critical but stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center.

Ed Christenbury, a neighbor, said he is friends with the surviving victim and heard the shots Saturday night.

"I hear five shots go off. Someone come over and tell me there had been a shooting up here," said Christenbury.

The neighbor explained that he did not want to reveal the identities of those involved in the shooting, but said he had known the male victim for a long time. He described the man as a "good fella" and "hard worker".

Christenbury spent part of his Sunday afternoon moving lumber near the shooting site. He said his friend was planning to use the wood to renovate the home where the shooting happened.

"He bought this as a fixer-upper. That's one reason we're loading some of this stuff now. That idea might be completely gone out of his mind now," said Christenbury.

Christenbury explained that his friend is the lone survivor of the shooting, and added that he went to church Sunday to pray for the man.

"It's not going to be a quick recovery, but I'm hoping he'll get well soon," he said.

Police said that the names of the victims will not be released until the families have been notified.

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