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Female killed, north Charlotte school temporarily locked down

Spring Street is located directly behind Walter G. Byers School.
Charlotte school on lockdown due to nearby homicide investigation
Charlotte school on lockdown due to nearby homicide investigation(WBTV)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 1:19 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A female was shot and killed inside a home in north Charlotte, which prompted a temporary lockdown at a nearby school.

Police said the homicide investigation was on Spring Street Wednesday afternoon, directly behind Walter G. Byers School.

Officers arrived at the apartment and found a female shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A homicide investigation is underway on Spring Street in north Charlotte.
A homicide investigation is underway on Spring Street in north Charlotte.(Source: Google Maps)

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Walter G. Byers is on lockdown due to police activity.

Police said they had reasons to believe a suspect was still inside the apartment, but it was later determined that the suspected shooter took off.

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.

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