One dead in SE Charlotte apartment complex shooting

- One person is dead and another has non-life threatening injuries following a shooting in southeast Charlotte.

CMPD says the person killed is 22-year-old Washington Herman Ryles. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the double shooting on Grierton Ct. at the Grierton Square Apartments around 11 am Saturday.

"Our preliminary investigation has shown us that it was a disturbance of some unknown type inside a residence in this complex and shots were fired inside that apartment," Major Mike Smathers with CMPD.

Police say the suspect has not been located, but they do believe the suspect and the victims were acquainted. 

"I heard of burst of about eight gunshots followed by four to six more," said neighbor Adam Sutton. "It's really concerning me and my wife live right behind there. I'm not going to say I'm terribly scared or anything but it's not a good thing to happen in your neighborhood," said Sutton. 

"That's what is disappointing to both police, Sutton and others in this neighborhood speaking with FOX 46  because this neighborhood -- once familiar with violence -- is trying to clean up it's act..





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