Gun violence in Charlotte left three people dead and another wounded in three separate incidents over the long Memorial Day Weekend, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The most recent shooting, reported at 9:50 p.m. Monday, left one man dead. Authorities identified him as Daveon Antonio Andrews, 18. A second victim, also an adult male, was shot in the leg.
The shooting was reported at the intersection of Rozzelles Ferry Road at Oregon Street in northwest Charlotte. When police arrived, they found a man dead in the street. The second victim was found about a block away.
Detectives believe both men were shot at the same location and time. Authorities early Tuesday were working to establish a motive.
While officers were investigating that shooting, they reported hearing shots at a nearby location. The gunfire prompted police to draw their weapons while taking cover, reported TV station WSOC. No one was injured, and officers could not determine whether the shots were related to the earlier shootings.
Also on Monday, a 23-year-old man was found shot to death inside a room at the Travel Inn motel in the 5100 block of Reagan Drive, near W. Sugar Creek Road. Police identified the victim as Bobby Edward Wesley Jr.
A second victim, a 16-year-old juvenile, was assaulted during the incident and sustained minor injuries.
CMPD did not release information on a motive or suspect.
The weekend of violence began with a shooting on Saturday that left a 22-year-old man dead in a shopping center parking lot in the 5300 block of Docia Crossing Road, near Interstate 485. Authorities identified the victim as Anderson David Biggers.
Police said the victim and suspect knew one another had gone to the parking lot for a prearranged meeting. Police offered no motive in the case.
Monday night’s shooting marks Charlotte’s 36th homicide of the year, a slight rise over last year’s pace. CMPD reported 68 homicides in 2016 and 60 in 2015.