Man's shooting death marks Charlotte's 21st homicide in 2017

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a man was shot dead and a woman injured early Friday morning in north Charlotte. 

The victim has been identified as Michael Xavier Morris, 28. Police said his family has been notified of his death. 

The incident happened about 2:24 a.m.  to the 1800 block of Prospect Drive, police said.

According to police, when officers arrived on scene they found Morris with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The injured woman was taken to the hospital. She is expected to be okay. 

Police are interviewing neighbors and collecting evidence, and are asking the public to come forward. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-344-1600.

This marks the 21st homicide in Charlotte for 2017, three times more than this time last year.

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