Police: Man in North Carolina car crash found with fatal gunshot wounds

Published 4:43 pm Saturday, January 30, 2021

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An investigation into a car crash Thursday night turned into a homicide probe after officers found that the driver had been shot multiple times, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers responding to the single-vehicle crash found the man in a black Mercedes suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, news outlets reported.

The man was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. The driver’s name wasn’t immediately released.

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Police said the car crashed off road. The surrounding area was shut down due to trees and traffic lights being impacted by the crash.

Additional details on the wreck and shooting weren’t immediately released.

Police said the crash happened north of Interstate 485 loop, a commercial area of hotels and restaurants that cater to interstate travelers. Police have asked anyone with information to contact authorities or Crime Stoppers.