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Homicide detectives on Monday were investigating a shooting in west Charlotte that left one person dead.  

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department did not say what led to the shooting, which was reported at 12:50 p.m. near the 4900 block of Tuckaseegee Road.

The police said William Darrell Perry, 26, died at the scene.

Officers were responding to a possible assault with a deadly weapon when they found Perry with a gunshot wound.

Witnesses told the police the shooter may have fled into a nearby residence. Officers secured the area and cleared nearby homes while a SWAT team searched for the suspect, who was not found, according to a CMPD statement.

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

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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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  1. We (the Black people) have got to stop shielding people that hurt, maime ,kill each other.To many innocent persons are hurt ; families on both sides are changed for life. We got to stop killing one another(especially Blacks killing Blacks) . Every one deserves to grow up/old and be all of what God put them here to be.