Charleston braces for flooding; Search underway for shooter in north Charlotte - LIVE updates on WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Lowcountry of South Carolina is bracing for more flooding, days after the rain stopped. Meanwhile we're seeing some improvement in Columbia, but 400 bridges and roads are still closed and we know 17 people have died in the flooding.

This morning, we're looking at whether more could have been done to make roads safer ahead of the rain.

Ashton Pellom will be live at CMPD headquarters this morning as police search for the person who shot and killed a man in north Charlotte.

A man was shot and killed in north Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). According to police, they got the call about the shooting at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at North Cross Town Home complex. When officers arrived they found a man, later identified as 25-year-old Rakeem Shamar Massard - who friends say went by the name Brook, lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Medic.

No school today for a student at West Charlotte High. Police says he used a stun gun on a school employee. We'll tell you how that staff member is doing this morning and what led up to the attack.

You trust the Better Business Bureau to guide you toward businesses that operate fairly, but this morning the BBB is under fire for possibly giving good grades to bad companies.

And now there's a new investigation into two huge fantasy sports companies and whether workers used inside information to win big. That story is all new in our 6am hour.

Meteorologist Al Conklin is watching your forecast and he'll look ahead to the weekend - he and Christine will get the newscast started at 4:30am.  Mark Davenport is in the Alert Center and he and I will join the rest of the team at 5am.  We hope YOU will join us when you wake up!


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