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Photo courtesy of WHKY's Fentress Fountain

Interstate 40 Shut Down In Burke County Due To Shooting (Updated at 1:39 p.m.)

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Interstate 40 eastbound at exit 118 in Burke County was shut down. As of 12 noon today (September 20) the highway was still closed. WHKY’s Fentress Fountain confirmed that the closure is related to an officer-involved shooting and there was a person airlifted to the hospital.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and they were hoping to release details on the case as soon as possible.

Photo courtesy of WHKY’s Fentress Fountain

WHKY’s Fentress Fountain went to the scene and we will provide updates as they become available. Click this link see her afternoon update from the scene on our YouTube channel.