Police identify teen shot and killed in west Charlotte

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified a teenager who was shot and killed Sunday in west Charlotte. The deadly shooting marks the third homicide in two days. 

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in the 1200 block of Saratoga Drive. 

As officers arrived to the scene, they located Tunji Smith Jr., 19, with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene. 

This remains an ongoing, active investigation. 

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call (704) 432-TIPS and speak directly to Detective Isenhour. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. 

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