Police: Body found in Gaston Co. may be connected to Charlotte shooting


GASTON COUNTY, N.C.– A body found in a burning vehicle in Gaston County may be connected to a shooting in Charlotte, according to police.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a shooting Wednesday in the 6600 block of Woodland Circle.  A man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

While investigating the shooting, detectives were notified that the Ranlo Police Department in Gaston County responded to a vehicle fire and found a dead body inside the vehicle.

At this time the two incidents are believed to be connected, according to police.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives are in Gaston County investigating.  They say preliminary information indicates that this is not a random act of violence and that the subjects knew each other.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Lovell is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.