Police: Man found shot inside vehicle in Kannapolis

A man was found shot inside his vehicle along a road in Kannapolis Sunday night, according to police. A search for the suspected shooter continues. 

The shooting happened around 9:18 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the area of Lane Street and Ruth Avenue. 

The 911 caller stated that they heard about five-gun shots. A few moments later, another 911 call said there was a vehicle stopped in the travel lanes of Lane Street. 

As officers arrived on scene, they located Joel Gamez Jimenez in the vehicle with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to CMC-Northeast then later to CMC-Main in Charlotte. His current medical condition is known, police said. 

This case remains open and active. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kannapolis Police Department 704-920-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463.