Thursday 8 December 2016

Two dead, three hurt in North Carolina shooting

Published 09/08/2015 | 15:53

Two police officers were among the three other people hurt in the incident
Two police officers were among the three other people hurt in the incident

Two people have died and three others - including two police officers - have been injured in a shooting in North Carolina.

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The two officers and another person received treatment for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to Gaston County emergency services.

Gaston County police chief Bill Melton said police had been called to a community about 22 miles west of Charlotte at 9.18pm in regard to a shooting.

Gaston County commissioners' chairman Tracy Philbeck tweeted about the shooting on Saturday night, saying: "Please keep our officers in your prayers."

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