Police investigate intentionally-set car fire near uptown Charlotte

Police investigate intentionally-set car fire near uptown Charlotte
(Source: Gray News)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police are investigating after they say a car was set on fire early Wednesday near uptown Charlotte.

Officers say they responded, along with Charlotte Fire Department, to a car fire around 3 a.m. on West Trade Street.

Police arrived after firefighters extinguished the fire, in which officers then noticed a homophobic slur that was spray-painted on the vehicle.

Police are investigating with the FBI.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or leave the information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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