2 dead in east Charlotte shooting

The incident happened Monday in the 2100 block of Kilborne Drive.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a shooting in east Charlotte Monday that left a man and woman dead in the 2100 block of Kilborne Drive. 

Eastway Division officers responded to reports that a person had been shot shortly after 12:14 p.m. Officers found a man with a gunshot wound, and MEDIC pronounced him dead on the scene.

Officers also found an adult female who had been shot. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, where she later died.

The victims later were identified as 26-year-old Dondrake Blackmoore and 27-year-old Jakailah Jackson.

According to media reports, the two had been traveling in a car when the gunfire erupted. Television footage showed the car being taken away with at least one of its windows shattered. Investigators said a baby also was in the car but survived.

Those killings marked the 95th and 96th illegal homicide in Charlotte so far this year. The city ended 2019 with 107 homicides. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with homicide detectives or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 to leave information anonymously. Individuals can also go online at charlottecrimestoppers.com to submit tips.

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Jonathan Limehouse
Jonathan is a former QCity Metro reporter who covered Charlotte neighborhoods north of uptown. He also reported on education, public safety and health.

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