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Driver fatally shot at University City intersection

A woman died Tuesday after someone shot into a car during rush hour traffic at one of Charlotte’s busiest intersections.

UPDATE: CMPD identified the victim as Chirrelle Nicole Scott, 29. Still no word on a possible motive or whether the shooting was a random act.


A woman died Tuesday after someone shot into a car during rush hour traffic at one of Charlotte’s busiest intersections.

Authorities withheld the victim’s name pending notification of family members.

The incident was reported at 5:11 p.m. at the intersection of E. W T Harris Boulevard and N. Tryon Street in the University City area. When police arrived, they found the woman, still in the driver’s seat, mortally wounded. Paramedic pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police did not indicate a possible motive or suspect.

Detectives were canvassing the area to determine whether anyone witnessed the shooting.

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

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