Charlotte records 2 new homicides

CMPD reported two new killings in Charlotte – one late Wednesday in the University area and another early Thursday on N. Tryon Street near Sugar Creek Road.

Police got the first call at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday relating to shots fired at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of University Village Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found a man in the pool area with gunshot wounds. He died at a hospital.

CMPD later identified the victim as 22-year-old Donqwavias Davis. No arrest had been announced as of early Thursday.

A CMPD spokesman said the shooting was unrelated to UNC Charlotte, where a former student on Tuesday walked into a building where classes were being held and killed two students and wounded four others.

Police said the second shooting was reported at 1:40 a.m. Thursday along N. Tryon Street, where officers found a man dead inside a car. Authorities withheld the victim’s name until family members are notified.

A second person with a non-fatal gunshot wound was found nearby, police said.

Police detained a “person of interest” at the scene and were not looking for additional suspects, the department spokesman said.

The latest killings bring to 48 the number of homicides reported in Charlotte this year.

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