After two murders Monday morning, Charlotte reaches 39 homicides this year to date

WCNC | 4/15/2019 | Staff
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte's murder rate jumps again, after two people were killed Monday morning.

The first homicide happened at the intersection of Hidden Valley Road and Sugar Creek around 1 a.m. Monday. Police say two people were shot, including 20-year-old Jamil Davis who died from his injuries. Then hours later, officers found another man dead from a gunshot wound near The Plaza.

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Those were the 38th and 39th homicides of the year, putting the Queen City on pace for a record year.

Police say they’ve made progress in some areas, including where one of the murders happened on Monday. Investigators say the area where Davis was killed, near the intersection of Hidden Valley Road and Sugar Creek, has had a decrease in violent crime this year.

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