At least six people are dead and several injured after a shooting at an assisted living facility in the town of Carthage.
That's about 60 miles southwest of Raleigh.
The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center. Carthage police confirm six people are dead and three are injured. A police officer and the alleged shooter are among the injured. The alleged shooter is in custody.
Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie described the shooter as an "young adult male" who was not a patient at the center.
Authorities planned a news conference at 5 p.m. to release more information.
Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital tells Eyewitness News several people were transported to the hospital. Gretchen Kelly with the hospital says the first shooting victim arrived by ambulance at 10:34 a.m. Kelly says they initially received six patients.
Since then, two have died, two are still being treated, and two have been released. It isn't clear if the two dead are among the six initially reported dead by police. She is not saying the conditions or anything about the patients. Kelly also says she does not know if one of them was shooter.
The hospital was on lockdown for about four hours. No one was allowed to enter or leave the Pinehurst facility during that time.
A witness says he saw the police officer airlifted from the scene sometime between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
Multiple police units are on the scene surrounding the nursing home including the Moore County Sheriff's Department, Vass Police, Robbins Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
A Web site decribes Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center as a rehabilitation, nursing and Alzheimer's care unit with 90 nursing beds and 20 Special Care Alzheimer's beds.