Man dies after being found shot in gas station parking lot in east Charlotte

Man dies after being found shot in gas station parking lot in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was killed in a shooting in east Charlotte Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to Firelight Lane after 911 received reports of a shot being fired in that apartment complex and several people running from the scene.

When officers arrived they set up a perimeter and attempted to track the suspects with the assistance of a CMPD K-9 Unit. The suspects were not located.

A few minutes later, officers from another division responded to reports of a shooting on Albemarle Road.

When they arrived, officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Valero gas station. The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Zion Garcia.

MEDIC responded to the scene and took Garcia to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

While on scene, officers learned the shooting happened Firelight Lane. After the shooting took place, a third party took the victim to the Albemarle Road location.

WBTV had a crew on scene as the investigation unfolded.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. 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 leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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