CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A young woman was killed and a man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a shooting in south Charlotte Saturday, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Paychense Marie Ann Hammonds, 21, was identified as the woman killed in the incident.

On Wednesday, October 18, police announced that 21-year-old Jaydon Bakari Turay was arrested in connection to the double shooting. He is charged with the following:

  • Murder
  • Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2023, officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service in the 10500 block of Park Crossing Drive.

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Upon arrival, CMPD officers found a man with several gunshot wounds at the scene. He was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after, officials said Hammonds arrived at a different hospital with a gunshot wound, where she was later pronounced dead.

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The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS. You can also leave an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.