Updated May 16, 2017
Homicide in Charlotte is on the rise. In 2017, there have already been 31 (as of May 16).
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said in March 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 in March.
Since he made that statement, more people have been killed in Charlotte.
WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides, and remembering the victims, through an interactive timeline below.