Man killed in shooting near uptown Charlotte

The shooting was reported in the 1300 block of Seigle Avenue.

Police are investigating a shooting just east of uptown Charlotte that left a man dead.

The victim was identified as Jerome Oneil Blakely, 31.

The shooting was reported at 4:48 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Seigle Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He died while enroute to Carolinas Medical Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak to a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect the release of the victim’s name.

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