CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the city's 47th homicide of the year. 41-year-old Nelson Sosa shot and killed on Saturday night and this all taking place inside of the Tropical Bar Restaurant and Game Room off of Tuskaseegee Road.
"The owners are really chill. They are not people who cause problems. They aren't people who like to make situations hard. They are like really chill. And something like this happens, I know they are shocked. They are probably scared out of their minds," Abraham Lopez said.
Neighboring stores telling FOX 46 Charlotte they didn't even know it happened and shocked when we told them.
"Out of all the year I've been here since I was a little kid, nothing ever happened. Not even one single fight out of the bar. Hearing someone killed here, it's like dang more violence," Lopez said.
Violence people are tired of hearing about
“Instead of stopping the violence, it just keeps increasing. I've never been in this place before and hearing that someone was killed here just doesn't make me want to come back to this area at all,” Jose Luis Garcia Munoz.
When CMPD arrived they found Sosa with a gunshot wound inside the bar. Sosa later died at the hospital from his injuries.
Police are not releasing more information on what caused the shooting but they tell FOX 46 Charlotte they believe Sosa knew his killer.
Now, the lack of information is leaving many store owners and employee with questions.
"Yea I have questions. Sometimes it makes me mad because why do you have to kill another dude? You can't step out here and talk it out?" Lopez said.