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CMPD says violent crime and gun cases have increased in the first quarter of the year

Police say in just the first quarter of the year, there were 22 homicides, 400 people reported assault with a deadly weapon and shots fired into 186 buildings. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said at the end of this first quarter of the year, there has been a 16% decrease in overall crime compared to this time last year — but violent crime and gun cases have both increased. …