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Homicide victim's car stolen, found following deadly northeast Charlotte shooting

Joshua Duckworth (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office) Joshua Duckworth (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
(Kristen Hampton | WBTV) (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
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The gray car in front of the CMPD cruiser is connected to the shooting, police say. (Kristen Hampton | WBTV) The gray car in front of the CMPD cruiser is connected to the shooting, police say. (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A vehicle stolen in connection to a northeast Charlotte shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured Friday morning has been found. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were called to the Meadowbrook apartments in the 2300 block of Ginger Lane around 1:56 a.m. 

Officers found a man and woman who had been shot. MEDIC rushed the man, later identified as 23-year-old Joshua Burris, to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The 23-year-old had legally changed his name from Joshua Duckworth to Joshua Burris several years ago, police said. 

The police report says Burris was shot twice after an unknown number of people stole two cell phones and took Burris's Chevy Impala. The police report says a 19-year-old woman who was in the car with Burris was also shot in the hand. 

One neighbor who didn't want her identity revealed said she heard screaming. The woman's daughter, who was translating Spanish for WBTV, said her mother "heard a lady screaming to help."

The family called 911.

The neighbor said she went to her door, looked outside in the hallway and "she saw a man on the floor."

Burris and his friend had made it from the parking lot to the hallway. The neighbor said the woman was still screaming for help. 

The woman said "she saw both of them (victims) with blood, bleeding and another man was crying," according to the neighbor's daughter. 

The woman said she went to them and checked the young man's pulse while they all waited for emergency help to come. Both victims were taken to the hospital. 

The 19-year-old is expected to recover from her injuries.

A short time later, police said they found a teal-colored Chevy Impala connected to the shooting on Rupert Lane, less than two miles from the scene. 

This case marks the city's 57th homicide case of 2017.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

***Editor's note: WBTV had previously reported that the victim's name was Joshua Duckworth, but on Saturday CMPD said Joshua had changed his name name legally several years ago to Joshua Burris. 

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