Woman found shot dead in car in north Charlotte identified

Updated: Jul. 4, 2019 at 9:02 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A woman found shot dead in her car in a north Charlotte neighborhood Thursday morning has been identified by police as 23-year-old Khira Bernetta Denise Ruth McKinley.

Officials say they responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call around 8:42 a.m. on Oakwinds Court near Fox Pointe Drive, where they found a woman, later identified as McKinley, dead inside her car. Police say McKinley died of injuries she sustained from a gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives are investigating and collecting evidence, so far there is not a suspect in the case.

A neighbor was the one who found the body because the car was parked in his driveway. He told our reporter on scene that the car and woman were there when he woke up this morning. He also said he did not know the woman or why the car was on his property. He also said he didn’t hear anything overnight.

Neighbors said it’s unusual for violent crime to happen in the neighborhood. Teenagers in the area said they might be more cautious when walking around the neighborhood by themselves.

Police are still looking for a suspect.

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

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