- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say they think a body found in a vehicle in Gaston County is connected to a shooting in Charlotte.

Local media outlets report that police were investigating the shooting on Wednesday afternoon when they were notified of a vehicle fire. Officers with the Ranlo Police Department say they found a body inside the vehicle and opened a homicide investigation.

Authorities haven’t released names in either case but think that they are connected. The man who was shot was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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