Multiple Law Enforcement Officers Are Shot in Charlotte, Police Say

Multiple law enforcement officers were shot in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday as members of a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force were trying to serve a warrant and were met by gunfire, the police said.

The authorities shut down the city’s Shannon Park neighborhood, east of downtown, in order to more easily move victims to hospitals, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wrote on social media. It cautioned residents to stay inside and avoid the area. The scene was still active after 3 p.m., the authorities said, and a SWAT team was at the scene.

The number of people injured and the extent of their injuries was not immediately clear. The task force is made up officers from multiple agencies.

Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina said on social media that he was in contact with law enforcement agencies and offered the help of state resources. Vi Lyles, the Charlotte mayor, said on social media that she was “deeply saddened by the shooting” and asked Charlotte residents to keep the injured law enforcement officials and their families “in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.”

This is a developing story.


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