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Man killed, three hurt in shooting at graduation party in uptown Charlotte, police say

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A man was killed and three others were hurt in a shooting at a graduation party at an apartment building in uptown Charlotte early Wednesday, police said. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to a reported shooting at the Post Uptown Place Apartments on North Graham Street near the intersection with West 6th Street a little before 1 a.m. When officers got to the scene, they found three men shot in the stairwell of an apartment building. Two of the men were rushed to a hospital by Medic. The third man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

CMPD said a fourth victim showed up at Novant hospital with a gunshot wound. Detectives have not identified the man who was killed. 

A woman who is the mother of a teenager at the party said it was a graduation party for students from Mallard Creek High School. She said another parent rented an Airbnb for the party and when someone couldn't get inside, it turned deadly. 

"It was graduation day and they're trying to find an outlet to be able to celebrate and there isn't any," the woman said. "If they don't have these parties at a bona fide club or location that has security, that has parameters to keep those out who don't have good intentions, when you rent those places, you can't control who tries to come in. And when you try to deny someone the right to come in, you have what happened here today."

CMPD has not released any suspect information or determined a motive for the shootings. Homicide detectives were called to the scene to interview potential witnesses. 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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