According to multiple reports, numerous police officers were shot near Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) reportedly said people should stay clear of the 5000 block of Galway Drive.

“The department said the U.S. Marshals Task Force, made up of multiple agencies, was conducting an investigation in the area when it engaged in gunfire with a subject,” The Charlotte Observer reports.

The Charlotte Observer reports:

Multiple officers were struck and are being transported to the hospital.

CMPD spokesperson Michael Allinger said that there was active gunfire in the area.

CMPD urged people to “steer clear of the area. Residents stay inside of your homes. Multiple victims transported to nearby hospitals. Gunfire continues on scene. More information to come from CMPD.”

The department said the scene is still active and “many roads are closed for faster ambulance transport.”

The department said CMPD SWAT is also on the scene “and continuing to work through the incident.”

Galway Drive is in the Shannon Park of east Charlotte near Shamrock Drive.


From the New York Post:

The shooting broke out just before 2 p.m., with “multiple” people having been taken to the hospital in unknown conditions, police said.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) described the situation as “still active” and advised people to avoid the area.

“This is an active investigation, if you are in the area, please remain in your residence or steer clear of the scene,” CMPD said.

SWAT teams from the department have been dispatched to the scene, cops said.

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