Fourth person dies after North Carolina block party shooting

By Associated Press 25 June 2020, 12:00AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a fourth person has died after being shot earlier this week during an impromptu celebration in North Carolina.

Dairyon Dejean Stevenson, 31, died Tuesday in the hospital while being treated for a gunshot wound received during the shooting early Monday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police department said in a news release.

Police have said five others were wounded and five were hit by vehicles after shots rang out at an impromptu block party in Charlotte that was a continuation of Juneteenth celebrations.

Police say about 400 people were gathered on the north side of the city when someone in the crowd was struck during a hit-and-run accident, prompting the arrival of police and medical first responders.

Police say about 100 casings were recovered at the scene. Witnesses said cars had been doing tricks in the street preceding the hit-and-run and that people in the crowd began firing guns. Investigators still haven't said what caused people to begin firing.

By Associated Press 25 June 2020, 12:00AM

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