Man shot, killed in west Charlotte identified

Person shot, killed in west Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man shot and killed in west Charlotte Wednesday afternoon has been identified by police as 34-year-old Antonio Kirkpatrick.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on West Boulevard around 5 p.m.

Officers say they arrived to find Kirkpatrick shot outside the business complex. He pronounced dead on the scene.

Police investigating deadly shooting in west Charlotte

The incident didn’t appear to be a random shooting, police say. Officers believe the victim and the suspect knew each other.

There’s currently no suspect in custody.

Officers said it was “concerning” that the shooting happened in the middle of the day on an extremely busy road during rush hour.

Police are investigating the homicide and have not provided any other details about the incident.

Detectives canvassed the area to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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