3 Killed In Charlotte Shootings

Jun 30, 2020

Updated 8 a.m. Wednesday

Police say three people were killed and two people were wounded in three separate shootings over 24 hours in Charlotte. One of the people who died was a teenager.

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Someone called 911 about 5:30 p.m. Monday to report the first shooting in the 2700 block of Tuckaseegee Road on the city's west side. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they found 44-year-old Lawrence Crank dead inside of an unnamed business. A second person inside the business had also been shot and was rushed to a hospital for treatment of injuries described as life-threatening. 

Then, around 11:40 p.m., another shooting was reported near the 9100 block of Trinity Road -- across from Hornets Nest Park along Beatties Ford Road in northwest Charlotte. Police say they found 34-year-old Channing Liston Byers dead when they got to the scene. 

A third fatal shooting was reported about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of Beatties Ford. Police say they found 14-year-old Terreon Izavier Geter with serious injuries outside of a business. Geter was rushed to a hospital but died. A second person was also shot and is expected to survive, police said. 

The deaths are the 52nd, 53rd and 54th homicides reported in Charlotte this year. Ten people have been killed in homicides in the city since June 21, including the four people who died after a June 22 mass shooting on Beatties Ford

So far, police haven't provided any information about what may have led to the shootings. They're asking anyone with information to call 704-432-8477.