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Man Fatally Shot In East Charlotte

Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred in east Charlotte on Friday. Eskinder Dawit Asefaw, 26, died at Carolinas Medical Center Saturday morning from gunshot wounds, CMPD said in a statement. His family has been notified of his death.

CMPD said it received a motor accident call for service on Wembley Drive in east Charlotte on Friday afternoon. When they arrived, officers determined that a motor accident did not occur and located Asefaw with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital.

Police have not identified shooting suspects at this time.   

This is the 16th homicide in Charlotte this year.

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