Two Dead – Three Hurt Including Two Officers In North Carolina Shootout
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who shot at police in North Carolina is dead along with a neighbor shot by the gunman in an incident that also wounded a woman and two police officers.
Gaston County Assistant Police Chief Joseph Ramey said at a news conference that the injuries to his officers didn't appear to be life-threatening.
Ramsey says the officers came to the neighborhood Saturday night after getting a 911 call that a gunman had shot and killed a neighbor in a home in Gastonia, about 20 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ramsey says the suspected gunman then fired on police, who shot back.
The assistant chief says a woman wounded at some point is expected to survive.
The names of the people involved have not been released.
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