The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s homicide unit is investigating a fatal shooting that took place in northeast Charlotte Thursday morning. 

Officials have identified the victim as 25-year-old Joshua Sealy.

Police officers responded to a discharging firearm call for service in the 1800 block of Prospect Drive near Tom Hunter Road shortly after 1 a.m. When they arrived, officers found Sealy with an apparent gunshot wound. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene. 

A short time later, a second victim from the same incident arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. This individual hasn’t been identified.

This fatal shooting marks Charlotte’s 110th homicide of 2020. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak with homicide detectives. The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or

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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