Last year, Charlotte nearly hit its record high in homicides with 123 in a single year. The majority of victims were Black, and more than half under the age of 30. This prompted the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte to repeat its antiviolence billboard campaign, with 34 billboards erected citywide.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested two Union County men Friday in the shooting deaths of two transgender women in the Charlotte area in the span of 11 days. Police said they are considering hate crime charges.