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BULLETIN: 8 Law Enforcement Officers Shot, 3 Dead in Charlotte

DEVELOPING STORY: At least 8 law enforcement officers were shot Monday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Three U.S. Marshals were killed. The officers were attempting to serve a warrant when gunfire broke out.

Officers, when fired upon, returned fire, hitting the suspect, who died in the front yard, CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings said. Two other occupants of the home were being questioned, the Charlotte Observer reported.

Those shot include members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as well as the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Novant Health confirms in a statement they are supporting the community in the aftermath of the shooting.

This is a devastating day for our Charlotte community. While our hope is that we never have to encounter these tragic events, we stand ready to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” the statement reads. “We have mobilized our care teams and resources in response to this developing situation. As a designated trauma center, our teams engage in comprehensive training drills and exercises to ensure our teams are ready to respond to scenarios like this one. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will provide you with more information as it is available.

“The emergency department at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center remains open to receive patients in need of emergency medical treatment.”

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