North Carolina police officer, suspect killed in shooting, authorities say

CONCORD, N.C. — A police officer and a suspect are dead following a shooting in North Carolina, authorities said.

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According to WSOC-TV, the incident occurred about 11 p.m. Wednesday on Gateway Lane near Concord Mills mall in Concord. Concord police said two officers and a suspect were shot while exchanging gunfire, the news outlet reported. One officer and the suspect died from their wounds, while the second officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

“This loss is devastating not only to the member’s family and loved ones, but every police officer across the city, state and country,” the Concord Police Department tweeted overnight.

A city of Concord spokesperson said the shooting is still under investigation, according to WSOC.

No additional details were immediately available.

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