CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police have identified a woman who was killed in a shooting outside of uptown Charlotte Monday morning, prompting a homicide investigation.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the shooting happened around 4 a.m. in the 900 block of North Tryon Street. Police found a woman who had been shot, later identified as 39-year-old Shalamar Venable, at the scene. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with life-threatening injuries but died a short time later, officers said.
Officers tweeted they were conducting a homicide investigation around 4:43 a.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the shooter is still at large. K-9 crews were still at the scene.
Police believe the shooter and the victim knew each other.
A perimeter was set up around the scene of the shooting. North Tryon was shut down between 11th Street and College Street while police investigated. The road reopened shortly after 7 a.m.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.