CHARLOTTE — Two people were hurt after an officer-involved shooting in the University City area on Saturday afternoon, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Around 1 p.m., officers said they responded to a residence on Billings Park Drive to serve an involuntary commitment order.
Police said while officers were preparing to serve the order, multiple 911 calls came through that were communicating threats and a possible domestic violence assault with a deadly weapon at the same residence.
“It sounds like whatever was going on it escalated,” Deputy Chief Tonya Arrington said.
Officers at the scene then observed an armed suspect at the house actively shooting. One officer responded to the threat by firing his gun at the suspect who was also shooting, according to police.
Police said officers then immediately rendered medical aid to those who had been injured. A firearm was located on the scene, according to police.
Two people were transported from the scene to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Channel 9′s Glenn Counts spoke with one neighbor who said they heard shots being fired. The neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said the whole situation stunned them.
“This is something that never happens. I’ve been here for a couple of years,” the neighbor told Channel 9.
Police said no officers were injured in this incidnet.
The SBI will be leading an investigation into this officer-involved shooting. CMPD Internal Affairs will also conduct a parallel investigation.
The CMPD Homicide Unit will lead an investigation into any potential underlying crimes that led to the officer-involved shooting.
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide unit detective.
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