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Man killed, another person injured in west Charlotte shooting, investigation underway near Walmart parking lot

Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service near the Walmart on Wilkinson Boulevard.
Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service...
Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service near the Walmart on Wilkinson Boulevard.(Adam Thompson/WBTV)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 4:32 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 4:39 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say a man was killed and another person was injured in a shooting in west Charlotte, sparking a homicide investigation Wednesday afternoon.

Police are investigating at the scene of West Boulevard and a second scene in the Walmart parking lot on Wilkinson Boulevard right now.

Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service near the Walmart on Wilkinson Boulevard.

When police arrived, officers found a man, later identified as Johnny Edward Scott, with an apparent gunshot wound. Mecklenburg EMS took Scott to Atrium Main where he was later pronounced dead from injuries sustained.

From information obtained, officers determined that Scott was most likely shot on West Boulevard. There was another victim who was also shot at that location and has suffered life-threatening injuries.

This is a developing situation and no other facts have been confirmed.

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.

Representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, CMPD’s Operations Command, Victim’s Assistance, and CFD also responded to assist.

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 by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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