CMPD investigating shooting that left one person dead

CMPD investigating shooting that left one person dead

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was found with gunshot wounds after a fatal shooting late Sunday night in east Charlotte.

The shooting happened on Washburn Avenue around 11:00 p.m. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say officers were in the area for an unrelated issue when they heard shots fired.

Officers circulated the area and found Melvin Eugene Bell, 59, with a gunshot wound in the road, according to a release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Medic pronounced the Bell deceased on the scene.

Detectives are searching the area for additional witnesses to the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information has been released.

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