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BREAKING: Two Deputies Shot In North Carolina

Boone, NC – Two Watauga County sheriff’s deputies were shot while conducting a welfare check on Wednesday afternoon and the barricaded gunman has continued shooting at law enforcement officers.

The incident occurred when deputies went to check on a family at a home on Hardaman Circle in Boone after the homeowner and other residents didn’t show up at work and didn’t answer the phone, WBTV reported.

Authorities said that as soon as the deputies entered the home, somebody inside began shooting at them.

Two deputies were shot, WBTV reported.

Two helicopters arrived on the scene quickly to transport the deputies to a trauma center but only one of the deputies was airlifted out.

That deputy was taken to Johnson City Medical Center.

There is no information available about the condition of either deputy.

The sheriff’s department said the gunman had barricaded himself inside the home and continued to take shots at deputies outside, WBTV reported.

Deputies have evacuated people from the homes nearby and other area residents have been told to shelter in place.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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