CMPD is working a homicide case after officers found 3 men who had been shot and killed inside a home on China Grove Church Road.
CMPD says after investigating they have discovered that the homicide was not a random act of violence and appears to be drug-related.
Police say Naquivs Aqueece Benson, Jarvis Mandrell Benson and Javarius Deshawn McGee were found with apparent gunshot wounds.
Officers were assisting medics when the bodies were found around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Pastor David Cunningham of China Grove A.M.E. Zion, a nearby church, told Fox 46 the scene was out of the ordinary for the area.
“This type of situation is very heartbreaking,” Cunningham said.
Police say they haven't been called out to the address where the bodies were found recently.
"It just gives me the drive to get out and do more for our community,” Cunningham said.
No arrests have been made.
A reward of up to $5,000.00 continues to be offered through Crime Stoppers for information concerning this case. Callers can remain anonymous when they contact the Crime Stoppers tip-line at 704.334.1600