Man shot, killed near Music Factory, search for gunman continues

Man shot near the Music Factory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One man has been pronounced deceased on Monday after being shot near The Music Factory early Sunday morning.

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say they received the call around 2:36 a.m. on Hamilton Street.

A man with a gunshot wound was found near a parking deck and taken to Atrium Health Carolina’s Medical Center. The search for the shooter is underway, officials say.

Detectives and police are still looking for further physical evidence and witnesses.

People around the Music Factory Sunday afternoon were surprised to hear about violence in the area.

“Shocked I would say. It seems like a safe, nice area,” said Zach Ruhland, a regular volleyball player at courts near the Music Factory. “If there’s any suspect anywhere it’s scary, if someone is shooting someone they need to be apprehended.”

The victim was later identified as Labrecton Love, 26, and police report that he was pronounced deceased at the hospital the following day.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. Additional updates will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call 911. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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