3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout

Associated Press Published:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A domestic dispute erupted into a gun battle with deputies Wednesday at a North Carolina mobile home park, leaving three people dead and three officers wounded, officials said.

Deputies were called to the Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park southwest of the downtown area for the domestic dispute about 7 a.m., Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets. There, he said, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.

Deputies did not immediately say whether the other people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.

Michael Morrison, who lives near where the shooting happened, told The Associated Press he went outside when he heard the shooting. He said he saw police cars with their windows shot out and heard numerous gunshots behind his home.

"It sounded like a war zone back there, all that shooting," he said.

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