Homicide in Charlotte is on the rise. There were 12 reported homicides at this time last year. In 2017, there have already been 29 – with two being reported Wednesday.
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney says his department is doing what it can to combat the problem.
"We’re in the hot spots. We’re seizing guns, taking illegal guns off the street, we’re focusing on those repeat offenders. We’re also looking at suspects who are escalating their violence. If I go from pointing a gun at you to shooting at a house to shooting at a car, it’s not illogical that you might shoot a person," Putney said.
That was Putney speaking last week. Since he made that statement, at least five people have been killed in Charlotte.
WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides, and remembering the victims, through an interactive timeline below.