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Multiple deaths, officer-involved shooting under investigation in Columbus County

TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators from several agencies are investigating multiple deaths and an officer-involved shooting in Tabor City, District Attorney Jon David says.

David says the deaths occurred at two different scenes, but he would not say exactly where those scenes are. We do know investigators have blocked off part of 4th Street as they work. He also said there was a shooting involving a Columbus County Sheriff’s deputy. David would not say who was shot at or who fired the shots, but he did say the deputy was not injured.

The DA says he got a call from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office around 2:15 a.m. about the situation and immediately sent two of his assistants to Tabor City before heading there himself.

David says the State Bureau of Investigation is on scene processing evidence. Tabor City Police and Horry County (SC) Police are also involved in the investigation, David said.

Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher has not returned calls for information. The SBI has also not responded to requests for information.

WWAY NewsChannel 3’s Sarah Murphy is in Tabor City. Stay with WWAY for more information as it is available.


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