Lumberton police officer wounded in accidental shooting

(WBTW)

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) – An officer with the Lumberton police department was shot in the line of duty Friday evening, according to the police captain.

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According to Capt. Terry Parker with the Lumberton Police Department, North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help investigate the officer-involved shooting.

The shooting happened at 5:13 p.m., near the intersection of Fayetteville Road and Peterson Drive.

Officials said later that the shooting was accidental, but did not provide any details.

Authorities said they do not think the officer’s injury is life-threatening.

Parker did not say whether there are any suspects.

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