CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A woman was killed and her husband injured following a shooting Wednesday night in north Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
The woman has been identified as 71-year-old Santa Rodena Acevedo.
VERY SAD: Police say Santa Rodena Acevedo was killed and her husband, who neighbors identify as Victor, was shot in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. Neighbors describe them as a very nice couple. MORE tonight on how Santa’s death is impacting the community on @FOX46News at 5. pic.twitter.com/8tcQcyweuE— Robin Kanady (@RobinFox46) April 4, 2019
Police responded to the scene in the 1900 block of Newland Road around 7:30 p.m Wednesday, April 3 following reports of shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers found the woman and a man with gunshot wounds. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Detectives are investigating a homicide in the 1900 block of Newland Rd. One person has been pronounced deceased.— CMPD News (@CMPD) April 3, 2019
"We are still looking for a motive,” a CMPD official said.
Police are searching for one suspect. A CMPD K-9 was seen tracking through the north Charlotte neighborhood while a police chopper flew overhead. At this time, the suspect's relationship with the victims is not known. "We have no idea at this time. It's wide open."
Police are continuing to search for answers to the city's 34th homicide of the year.
"It's going to take everybody. Everybody. The media. The community. The politicians. It's going to take everybody."
Detectives have canvassed the scene to determine if there are any witnesses. The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.