Charlotte’s spike in homicides continued this weekend when a shooting victim was found late Friday in a convenience store parking lot.
He was found outside the Eze-N-Quick mini-mart, WSOC-TV reported.
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Charlotte has seen a startling rise in homicides this year.
By February’s end, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police had investigated 25 killings — including 19 where the victims knew the shooters, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney. Twenty-three of the killings involved guns, Putney said.
By the same date in 2018, Charlotte had six murders, The Observer previously reported.
“This has to stop,” the chief tweeted on Feb. 28.