North Carolina officer, armed person killed in gunfire exchange

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CONCORD, N.C. (WSPA) — A North Carolina police officer and a person with a weapon were killed in an exchange of gunfire that wounded a second officer, according to authorities.

The Concord Police Department said the wounded officer was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries after the shooting in Concord late Wednesday evening.

Police did not release any identities or say what led to the shooting.

The department says the officer’s death is, “Devastating not only to the member’s family and loved ones, but every police officer across the city, state, and country.”

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